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The opposite of fate : memories of a writing life

Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, imp. 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Amy Tan; Amy Tan; Amy Tan; Amy Tan; Amy Tan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Tan
ISBN: 0399150749 9780399150746 0142004898 9780142004890
OCLC Number: 493484247
Description: 1 vol. (398 p.) : photo. ; 22 cm
Contents: Note to the reader --
Fate And Faith --
CliffsNotes version of my life --
How we knew --
Question of fate --
Faith --
Changing The Past --
Last week --
My grandmother's choice --
Thinly disguised memoir --
Persona errata --
Scent --
American Circumstances And Chinese Character --
Fish cheeks --
Dangerous advice --
Midlife confidential --
Arrival banquet --
Joy luck and Hollywood --
Strong Winds, Strong Influences --
What she meant --
Confessions --
Pretty beyond belief --
Most hateful words --
My love affair with Vladimir Nabokov --
Luck, Chance, And A Charmed Life --
Inferior decorating --
Room with a view, new kitchen, and ghosts --
Retreat to reality --
My hair, my face, my nails --
Ghosts of my imagination --
Choice Of Words --
What the library means to me --
Mother tongue --
Language of discretion --
Five writing tips --
Required reading and other dangerous subjects --
Angst and the second book --
Best stories --
Hope --
What I would remember --
To complain is American --
Opposite of fate.
Responsibility: Amy Tan.

Abstract:

"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."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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