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The Resource Saving fish from drowning, Amy Tan

Saving fish from drowning, Amy Tan

Label
Saving fish from drowning
Title
Saving fish from drowning
Statement of responsibility
Amy Tan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A pious man explained to his followers: "It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. 'Don't be scared,' I tell those fishes. 'I am saving you from drowning.' Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fishes."--Anonymous ; twelve American tourists join an art expedition that begins in the Himalayan foothills of China--dubbed the true Shangri-La--and heads south into the jungles of Burma. But after the mysterious death of their tour leader, the carefully laid plans fall apart, and disharmony breaks out among the pleasure-seekers as they come to discover that the Burma Road is paved with less-than-honorable intentions, questionable food, and tribal curses. And then, on Christmas morning, eleven of the travelers boat across a misty lake for a sunrise cruise--and disappear. Drawing from the current political reality in Burma and woven with pure confabulation, Amy Tan's picaresque novel poses the question: How can we discern what is real and what is fiction, in everything we see? How do we know what to believe?
Summary
On an ill-fated art expedition, eleven Americans find themselves deep in the Burmese jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting a leader and the mystical book of wisdom that will protect them from the Myanmar military regime
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
137917
Cataloging source
NOV
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
novels
Reading level
6.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Target audience
adult
Label
Saving fish from drowning, Amy Tan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Ballantine Books paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 496 pages
Isbn
9780345464019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Saving fish from drowning, Amy Tan
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Ballantine Books paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 496 pages
Isbn
9780345464019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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