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The Opposite of Fate Hardcover – 17 Nov 2003

3.8 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Flamingo (17 Nov. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007169698
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007169696
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 48.3 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 355,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'Endearing, insightful and unfailingly good-humoured.' Metro

'Ranges from the truly comical to the deeply moving. A wonderful collage. The story of any life is fascinating and Amy Tan's has the added advantage of being told beautifully.' Big Issue

'Delightful. A literary memory box containing all sorts of tantalising odds and ends. This collage or mosaic of bright shards has an immediacy and freshness of spirit.' Jane Shilling, Telegraph

‘Amy Tan is definitely a guru on life, love and imagination.’ Cosmopolitan

‘Amy Tan both comforts and surprises us. She gives us romance and questions it. She gives us home and makes it a lost home. She gives us China and America, and questions the value of each. All told in an elegant, humorous language, full of wit and mystery.’ Guardian

‘Could there be a better model for writers today than Amy Tan? She tells great stories with powerful themes: love, belonging, exile, death, compassion. She moves easily between pathos, comedy and joy.’ Scotland on Sunday

‘Although the author recalls some painful subjects – a friend’s murder, her mother’s dementia, her own battle with long-undiagnosed Lyme disease – her prose is thoughtful, never maudlin or self-pitying. Tan writes as easily and unpretentiously about herself as about others… An Examined life recalled with wisdom and grace.’ Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

amy tan is the author of four critically acclaimed, internationally bestselling novels. Her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, was nominated for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a recipient of the Commonwealth Gold Award. The Joy Luck Club was also adapted into a feature film in 1994. Her subsequent novels are The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, and The Bonesetter’s Daughter. She lives in San Francisco and New York.

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