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Tan, Amy. THE HUNDRED SECRET SENSES. New York City, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 358 pages. Fine/Fine. Signed.

The author's third novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 1995. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Amy Tan goes from strength to strength, and this is, in many ways, her most beguiling and seductive work. Within a very short period of time, Amy Tan has become a living symbol of literary success and identity: Possibly the most visible (and most active) Asian-American writer/icon, she is justly celebrated for the abundance of her talent, a writer of effortlessly and lyrically limpid prose whose abiding subject is the "push" of identity and exile and the "pull" of tradition and family, from a singularly and sentimentally (in the best sense of the word) Chinese-American perspective. Her narratives of the Asian-American immigrant experience are written without bitterness, despite the pain they recount, but with humor, charm, and genuine feeling. They are unmistakably stories that come from experience, retold imaginatively. A "must-have" title for Amy Tan collectors. This presentation copy is prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen on the title page by the author: "Joy! Amy Tan". The recipient is named. The greeting, which is an allusion to her most famous novel, "The Joy Luck Club", has been adopted by the author for many of her inscriptions. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for some time and is now collectible. This is one of relatively few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER AMY TAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0399141146. $50.00

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