The Opposite of Fate

The Opposite of Fate

A Book of Musings

Large Print - 2004
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Amy Tan was born into a family that believed in fate. She explores this legacy, as well as American circumstances, and finds ways to honor the past while creating her own brand of destiny. She discovers answers in everyday actions and attitudes-from writing stories, decorating her house with charms, learning to ski, and living with squirrels, to dealing with the members of her family afflicted with brain disease, surviving natural disasters, and shaking off family curses.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Large Print Press, 2004, c2003
ISBN: 9781594130335
1594130337
Branch Call Number: PS3570.A48 Z47 2004x
Characteristics: 548 p. (large print) : ill. ; 22 cm

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Pisinga
Mar 02, 2012

This is the second book of Amy Tan, from three that I read or attempted to read completely and I couldn't.
She is repeating herself in many respects, except "Saving Fish from Drowning", describing
the same "tricks" of her mother and how it affected Amy Tan. The impression is that she tries in all of her books convince herself that she forgave her mother for all the humiliation. And so she s "digging" in the past of her parents, trying to justify, sometimes not amenable to any excuses, despite the difficulties, mental illness, grief and misfortune, the behaviour of her mother.
The book will be of great benefit to those who write a review about the works of Amy Tan.

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