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The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses

  • Title: The Hundred Secret Senses
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  • ISBN : 9780804111096
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 406 pages


The Hundred Secret Senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way Olivia Laguni is half Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family And no one in Olivia s family is embarrassing to her than her half sister, Kwan Li For Kwan speaks mangled E The Hundred Secret Senses is an exultant novel about China and America, love and loyalty, the identities we invent and the true selves we discover along the way Olivia Laguni is half Chinese, but typically American in her uneasiness with her patchwork family And no one in Olivia s family is embarrassing to her than her half sister, Kwan Li For Kwan speaks mangled English, is cheerfully deaf to Olivia s sarcasm, and sees the dead with her yin eyes Even as Olivia details the particulars of her decades long grudge against her sister who, among other things, is a source of infuriatingly good advice , Kwan Li is telling her own story, one that sweeps us into the splendor, squalor, and violence of Manchu China And out of the friction between her narrators, Amy Tan creates a work that illuminates both the present and the past sweetly, sadly, hilariously, with searing and vivid prose


Author Amy Tan

Amy Tan Chinese pinyin T n nm i born February 19, 1952 is an American writer whose works explore mother daughter relationships and what it means to grow up as a first generation Asian American In 1993, Tan s adaptation of her most popular fiction work, The Joy Luck Club, became a commercially successful film.She has written several other books, including The Kitchen God s Wife, The Hun




The Hundred Secret Senses Reviews (31)

  • Me ha encantado Y lo he devorado NO pod a parar de leer La historia sigue a Olivia y Kwan, dos medio hermanas Olivia, nacida en Norteamerica pero de padre Chino conoce a Kwan cuando tiene 6 a os y su hermana 18 sta ejerce en cierta manera de madre y ni era, Kwan le habla de todos los fantasmas que v [..]

  • The Hundred Secret Senses is now one of my favorite Amy Tan novels, rivaled only by The Bonesetter s Daughter Yes, I love The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God s Wife and Saving Fish From Drowning I love any Tan story I come across but The Hundred Secret Senses along with TBD really stand out Olivia, t [..]

  • Let me start off by saying that I LOVE Kwan Her voice and self assurance makes her cool, Oh Libby ah I tell you secret Promise not tell And then later in the book she becomes even cooler A fifty year old lady crawling through caves I can picture her saying, We hakka strong Don t worry me Libby ah I [..]

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  • I would have given this five stars but for a few things that annoyed me Simon s sterility didn t ring true and Kwan s constant good humor was a bit grating.Otherwise very, very entertaining [..]

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