The Hundred Secret Senses

"Truly magical...unforgettable...this novel...shimmer[s] with meaning."--San Diego Tribune "The Hundred Secret Senses doesn't simply return to a world but burrows more deeply into it, following new trails to fresh revelations."--Newsweek

The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses

The Hundred Secret Senses 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." 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. "Truly magical...unforgettable...this novel...shimmer[s] with meaning."--San Diego Tribune "The Hundred Secret Senses doesn't simply return to a world but burrows more deeply into it, following new trails to fresh revelations."--Newsweek

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The Hundred Secret Senses
Language: un
Pages: 368
Authors: Amy Tan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-10-17 - Publisher: Penguin

The Hundred Secret Senses 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
A Study Guide for Amy Tan's
Language: un
Pages: 23
Authors: Gale, Cengage Learning
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-12 - Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for Amy Tan's "The Hundred Secret Senses," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of
The Hundred Secret Senses
Language: un
Pages: 358
Authors: Amy Tan
Categories: Chinese American women
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: HarperCollins

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Pages: 21
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Pages: 79
Authors: 翁叁益
Categories: Chinese American women
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