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Author Amy Tan on “Saving Fish from Drowning”

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Tom Fudge : Saving Fish from Drowning is the latest novel by Amy Tan. In it, 12 Americans from Northern California travel to Burma to “follow in the footsteps of Buddha,” as the tour is billed. But things start to go wrong even before the trip begins, as its organizer, a San Francisco socialite, is killed. Once the motley cast of well-heeled Bay Area liberals arrives in Burma, they commit numerous cultural gaffes. And during a Christmas Day boat trip on a remote lake, they all disappear.

Amy Tan is best known as the author of the Joy Luck Club . And her books tend to focus on female relationships among Asian Americans. In that sense, Saving Fish from Drowning is a departure for her. Amy Tan will be signing her new book and delivering a lecture this Friday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art in La Jolla. The event is sponsored by KPBS. Click here for ticket information .

  • Amy Tan , (pictured) bestselling author of seven books, including The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter’s Daughter . Her latest novel is called Saving Fish from Drowning.

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