The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan
Spanning more than forty years and two continents, The Valley of Amazement resurrects pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of China’s last imperial dynasty, to the rise of the Republic, the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment, to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreign “Shanghailanders” living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II.
A deeply evocative narrative about the profound connections between mothers and daughters, The Valley of Amazement returns readers to the compelling territory of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club. With her characteristic insight and humor, she conjures a story of inherited trauma, desire and deception, and the power and stubbornness of love.
- Paperback: 608 pages
- Publisher: Ecco; Reprint edition (July 15, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062107321
- ISBN-13: 978-0062107329
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.4 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds