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The Valley Of Amazement

The Valley of AmazementMemoirs of a Geisha Part 2, anyone? Separated from her white mother and dumped in a Shanghai brothel, half-Chinese Violet Minturn is forced to...The Valley of AmazementFictionMemoirs of a Geisha Part 2, anyone? Separated from her white mother and dumped in a Shanghai brothel, half-Chinese Violet Minturn is forced to...2013-11-05Ecco Press
PEAKS AND LOWS Author Amy Tan's latest novel is high on action and low on displaying her usual narrative gifts

PEAKS AND LOWS Author Amy Tan's latest novel is high on action and low on displaying her usual narrative gifts

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The Valley of Amazement

Genre: Fiction; Author: Amy Tan; Publisher: Ecco Press

Memoirs of a Geisha Part 2, anyone? Separated from her white mother and dumped in a Shanghai brothel, half-Chinese Violet Minturn is forced to master the art of wooing powerful men while clinging fiercely to her identity, which turns out to be more complicated than she imagined. Tan isn’t quite at the height of her storytelling powers here, but she still sweeps you up in the wildly changing fortunes of a whip-smart courtesan. B+

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