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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. Now considered a contemporary classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Amy Tan's "The Hundred Secret Senses". 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. An absolute "must-have" title for Amy Tan collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen on the title page by the author: "To Sandra, Joy! Amy Tan". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. 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 is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER AMY TAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0399141146. $30.00

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