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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,312 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Tan Narrator: Amy Tan Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. 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?

Saving Fish from Drowning finds sly truth in the absurd: a reality TV show called Darwin's Fittest, a repressive regime known as SLORC, two cheroot-smoking twin children hailed as divinities, and a ragtag tribe hiding in the jungle - where the sprites of disaster known as Nats lurk, as do the specters of the fabled Younger White Brother and a British illusionist who was not who he was worshipped to be.

With her signature idiosyncratic, sympathetic characters, haunting images, historical complexity, significant contemporary themes, and suspenseful mystery (Los Angeles Times), Amy Tan spins a provocative and mesmerizing tale about the mind and the heart of the individual, the actions we choose, the moral questions we might ask ourselves, and above all, the deeply personal answers we seek when happy endings are seemingly impossible. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rachel | 2/16/2014

    " When I read the plot synopsis, I had very definite doubts about this book. However, I enjoyed it. It's not something I would ever reread, but I might recommend it to someone who likes reading books about different places. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Janice | 1/29/2014

    " Our book club (12 members) read this and all agreed disliked it. You can't help wondering how people could be so stupid. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ewa Krzeminska | 1/22/2014

    " It's a refreshing delight to be reading Amy Tan! ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Florence Primrose | 1/16/2014

    " This was a story that was fun to read. A San Francisco art patron, Bibi had organized a trip along the Burma Road for eleven of her friends to experience the culture, beauty, and sights of western China and Burma. However although Bibi died the group mdecided to go. The story is amusing as they encounter difficulties not anticipated. "

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