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The Valley of Amazement

By Amy author Tan

Amy Tan’s The Valley of Amazement is a sweeping, evocative epic of two women’s intertwined fates and their search for identity, that moves from the lavish parlors of Shanghai courtesans to the fog-shrouded mountains of a remote Chinese village.

Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty, to the rise of the Republic, the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment, to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreign “Shanghailanders” living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II.

A deeply evocative narrative about the profound connections between mothers and daughters, The Valley of Amazement returns readers to the compelling territory of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. With her characteristic insight and humor, she conjures a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and stubbornness of love.

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The valley of amazement

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The valley of amazement

Publish Date

2013

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9780062107312


Format: Book
Author: Tan, Amy author
Summary: Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her.
Title: The Valley of Amazement / Amy Tan.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Subject: Americans -- China -- Fiction Art -- Fiction. Courtesans -- Fiction. Family secrets -- Fiction Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction Kidnapping -- Fiction Mothers and daughters -- Fiction Shanghai (China) -- Fiction San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780062107312 0062107313
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 8
System Items Total: 11
Call Number: F Tan
Oclc: 858872564
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Bib Id: 462995

Format: Book
Author: Tan, Amy author.
Summary: Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who deals in seduction and illusion in Shanghai, struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her.
Title: The Valley of Amazement / Amy Tan.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013]
Description: xiv, 589 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Americans -- China -- Fiction
Subjects: Art -- Fiction.
Subjects: Courtesans -- Fiction.
Subjects: Family secrets -- Fiction
Subjects: Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction
Subjects: Kidnapping -- Fiction
Subjects: Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Subjects: Shanghai (China) -- Fiction
Subjects: San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction
ISBN: 9780062107312
ISBN: 0062107313
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 8
Total Copies: 11
Call Number: F Tan