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The Valley of Amazement

Author: Amy Tan
Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Violet Minturn, a half-Chinese/half-American courtesan who has honed her ability to become any man's fantasy since her start as a 'Virgin Courtesan' at the age of twelve, struggles to find her place in the world, while her mother, Lucia, tries to make sense of the choices she has made and the men who have shaped her. Violet is the privileged daughter of the American madam of the city's most exclusive courtesan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction, American
Historical fiction
Named Person: A Andrae
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Tan
ISBN: 9780062107312 0062107313 9780062230195 0062230190 9780062305527 0062305522 9780062107329 0062107321
OCLC Number: 858872564
Description: xiv, 589 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Hidden jade path --
The new republic --
The hall of tranquility --
Etiquette for beauties of the boudoir --
The memory of desire --
A singing sparrow --
A blue disease --
The two Mrs. Ivorys --
Quicksand years --
Moon Pond village --
Heaven Mountain --
The valley of amazement --
Fata morgana --
Shanghailanders --
The city at the end of the sea.
Responsibility: Amy Tan.


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Praise for `The Valley of Amazement':`Tan explores, sensitively, the edges of some thorny topics ... Chinese-Americans are among the most dynamic, and socially cohesive, ethnic groups in the US ... Read more...

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