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THE OPPOSITE OF FATE. by  AMY: TAN** - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja616416)

THE OPPOSITE OF FATE.

THE OPPOSITE OF FATE. by  AMY: TAN** - UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn. - from R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. (SKU: rja616416)
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THE OPPOSITE OF FATE.

by TAN**, AMY:

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ISBN 10
0007169698
ISBN 13
9780007169696
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean,matt,wrap-around colour illustrated dw/dj,with red,white and blue lettering; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edges lightly aged/toned,fore-edges similar but slightly brighter and clean; contents bright,tight,clean - near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners, appears unread - apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean, sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain dark green cloth boards with bright,crisp,white ink printed letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain red endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,1-398pp [paginated] includes a note to the reader,7 sections with 4,5,5,5,57 and 3 chapters respectively; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,gratitude page,a dedication,contents list/table,sections separator pages,and at the rear a contemporary b/w autobiographical familial photograph with extracts previous publications credits,to it's recto. Amy Tan's fiction has always been informed by her experiences and her heritage.Now,in this remarkably candid insight into her life Tan turns,for the first time,to non-fiction.She 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 and bestselling novelist.She talks of beauty and how she was perceived as a teenager in a country where Marilyn Monroe was the ultimate sex symbol.She describes the daily difficulties of being at once American and Chinese 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 brother 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.' Since April 2013,again in March 2015,and in this year too,the UK Post Office has altered it's Pricing in Proportion template,altering its prices,weight allowances,dimensions and lowered its qualifying compensation rates too! So,please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!

Synopsis

Amy Tan has touched millions of readers with haunting and sympathetic novels of cultural complexity and profound empathy. With the same spirit and humor that characterize her acclaimed novels, she now shares her insight into her own life and how she escaped the curses of her past to make a future of her own. She takes us on a journey from her childhood of tragedy and comedy to the present day and her arrival as one of the world?s best-loved novelists. Whether recalling arguments with her mother in suburban California or introducing us to the ghosts that inhabit her computer, The Opposite of Fate offers vivid portraits of choices, attitudes, charms, and luck in action?a refreshing antidote to the world-weariness and uncertainties we all face today.

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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja616416
Title
THE OPPOSITE OF FATE.
Author
TAN**, AMY:
Book condition
Used - Near FINE.
Jacket condition
Near FINE.
Quantity available
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Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0007169698
ISBN 13
9780007169696
Publisher
LONDON.FLAMINGO/HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS LTD.,2003.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
November 17, 2003
Keywords
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