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Tan, Amy. SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING. New York City, NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 474 pages. As New/As New.

The author's fifth novel. One of the most important literary events of the year 2005. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Features a dazzling DJ design by the legendary Honi Werner. "Delivers another highly entertaining novel, narrated from beyond the grave. San Francisco socialite and art-world doyenne Bibi Chen has planned the vacation of a lifetime along the notorious Burma Road for twelve of her dearest friends. Violently murdered days before takeoff, she is reduced to watching her friends bumble through their travels from the remove of the spirit world" (Publisher's blurb). "Tan, marvelously liberated, attains new heights with her piquant humor and ship-of-fools cast of charmingly cranky characters. Writing with stinging irony about oppression, genocide, culture clashes, religion, media spin, and corruption, she slyly considers the unintended consequences of everything from a thwarted seduction to a war based on lies" (Donna Seaman). A "must-have" title for Amy Tan collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the title page by Amy Tan. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings, has become a national bestseller, and is now highly collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER AMY TAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0399153012. $90.00

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