The Valley of Amazement

August 26, 2014|
The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
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A sweeping, evocative epic of two women''s intertwined fates and their search for identity, which moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesan houses to the mountains of a remote Chinese village and the fog-shrouded streets of San Francisco

Spanning more than forty years and two continents, Amy Tan''s newest novel maps the lives of three generations of women connected by blood and history-and the mystery of an evocative painting known as "The Valley of Amazement." Moving from the collapse of China''s last imperial dynasty to the rise of the Republic, the growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment, and the inner workings of courtesan houses, The Valley of Amazement interweaves the story of Violet, a celebrated Shanghai courtesan on a quest for both love and identity, and her mother, Lucia, an American woman whose search for penance leads them to an unexpected reunion. The Valley of Amazement is a deeply moving narrative of family secrets, legacies and the profound connections between mothers and daughters, reminiscent of the compelling territory Tan so expertly mapped in The Joy Luck Club. With her characteristic wisdom, grace and humour, Tan conjures up a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and stubbornness of love.

AMY TANis the author ofThe Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, Saving Fish from Drowning, and two children’s books,The Moon LadyandSagwa, which was adapted into a PBS television series. Tan was coproducer and cos...
Title:The Valley of Amazement
Product dimensions:608 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.37 in
Shipping dimensions:608 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 1.37 in
Published:August 26, 2014
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781443441308

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