December 28, 2010
December 28, 2010
"The wisest and most captivating novel tan has written." -The Boston Globe
Set in San Francisco and in a remote village of Southwestern China, Amy Tan's The Hundred Secret Senses is a tale of American assumptions shaken by Chinese ghosts and broadened with hope. In 1962, five-year-old Olivia meets the half-sister she never knew existed, eighteen-year-old Kwan from China, who sees ghosts with her "yin eyes." Decades later, Olivia describes her complicated relationship with her sister and her failing marriage, as Kwan reveals her story, sweeping the reader into the splendor and violence of mid-nineteenth century China. With her characteristic wisdom, grace, and humor, Tan conjures up a story of the inheritance of love, its secrets and senses, its illusions and truths.
Olivia is 3 years old when she discovers she has a half-sister, Kwan, who lives in China. When Kwan arrives to join the family, she reveals her secret to Olivia--she has visions and communicates with ghosts. Many years later, Kwan tries to encourage Olivia not to give up on her marriage to Simon and convinces them both to travel to China with her. In this evocative setting, Kwan has her most disturbing and revealing visions about her own and her sister's past lives.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Peoples + Cultures, General, Religion + Beliefs, Literary, Family + Friendship, Conflicts + Dualities
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: General, Family + Friendship, Conflicts + Dualities, Religion + Beliefs, Peoples + Cultures, Literary
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Amy Tan
- Online Item #: 13101208
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-4787
- ISBN: 9780143119081
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported