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Read online The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life Born into a family who believed in fate Amy Tan has always looked for alternative ways to make sense of the world And now in The Opposite of Fate her first book of nonfiction she shares her thoughts on how she escaped the expectations and curses of her past and created her own destiny p Amy Tan tells of her family of the ghosts that inhabit her computer of specters of illness ski trips the pliability of memory rock and roll and the twinned mysteries of faith and fate Whether she is remembering arguments with her mother in suburban California recounting trips to an outdoor market in Shanghai or describing her love hate relationship with the CliffsNotes edition of her first book The Joy Luck Club her recollections offer an intimate glimpse of a bestselling writer whose own life story is as magical and hopeful as her fiction p by Amy Tan

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The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
Title:The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life
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Number of Pages:398
Category:non-fiction, memoir, writing, biography
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b The Hundred Secret Senses b 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 more 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 br br 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, Winnie and Helen have kept each other s worst secrets for more than fifty years Now because she believes she is dying Helen wants to expose everything And Winnie angrily determines that she must be the one to tell her daughter Pearl about the past including the terrible truth even Helen does not know And so begins Winnie s story of her life on a small island outside Shanghai in the s and other places in China during World War II and traces the happy and desperate events that led to Winnie s coming to America in, In four Chinese women recent immigrants to San Francisco begin meeting to eat dim sum play mahjong and talk United in shared loss and hope they call themselves the Joy Luck Club With wit and wisdom Amy Tan examines the sometimes painful often tender and always deep connection between these four women and their American born daughters As each reveals her secrets trying to unravel the truth about her life the strings become more tangled more entwined, Born into a family who believed in fate Amy Tan has always looked for alternative ways to make sense of the world And now in The Opposite of Fate her first book of nonfiction she shares her thoughts on how she escaped the expectations and curses of her past and created her own destiny p Amy Tan tells of her family of the ghosts that inhabit her computer of specters of illness ski trips the pliability of memory rock and roll and the twinned mysteries of faith and fate Whether she is remembering arguments with her mother in suburban California recounting trips to an outdoor market in Shanghai or describing her love hate relationship with the CliffsNotes edition of her first book The Joy Luck Club her recollections offer an intimate glimpse of a bestselling writer whose own life story is as magical and hopeful as her fiction p