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The Opposite of Fate

Amy Tan

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Anno: 2004
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 432 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 280 gr.
  • EAN: 9780007170401

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An unbearably moving, intensely passionate, deeply personal account of life as seen through the eyes of one of America's best-loved novelists. `When I began writing this history, I let go of my doubts. I trusted the ghosts of my imagination. They showed me the hundred secret senses. And what I wrote is what I discovered about the endurance of love.' So writes Amy Tan at the beginning of this remarkably candid insight into her life. Tan takes us on a journey from her childhood, as a sensitive but intelligent young Chinese-American, ashamed of her parents' Chinese ways, to the present day and her position as one of the world's best-loved novelists. She describes the daily difficulties of being at once American and Chinese and yet feeling at times like she was truly neither. Most significantly, and heartbreakingly, she tells the history of her family: the grandmother who committed suicide as the only means of defiance open to her against a husband who ignored her wishes; her remarkable mother, whose first husband had her jailed when she tried to leave him; and the shocking deaths of both her father and husband when Amy was just 14. How this weight of history has brought itself to bear on the adult Amy looms large in her own story. Ghosts, chance and fate have played a part in her life, and `The Opposite of Fate' is an insight into those ancestors, the women who `never let me forget why these stories need to be told'.
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    È una scrittrice statunitense di discendenza cinese. Laureata in letteratura inglese e linguistica all'Università di San José, attualmente vive a San Francisco. Nel 1993, il romanzo più popolare di Tan, Il circolo della fortuna e della felicità (Salani, 2016), fu riadattato in un film dallo stesso titolo con la regia di Wayne Wang.Tan ha scritto diversi altri romanzi, tra i quali figurano La moglie del dio dei fuochi, I cento sensi segreti, La figlia dell'aggiustaossa (Feltrinelli, 2002), La valle delle meraviglie (Salani, 2014), Perché i pesci non affoghino, Dove comincia il passato (Salani, 2019). Scrive anche per la letteratura dell’infanzia.Tan Amy è membro della Rock Bottom Remainders, un gruppo rock composto di famosi... Approfondisci
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