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[Epub] The Hundred Secret Senses By Amy Tan – Viagraonl1ne.us

The Hundred Secret SensesSet In San Francisco And In A Remote Village Of Southern China, This Is A Tale Of American Pragmatism Shaken, And Soothed, By Chinese Ghosts What Proof Of Love Do We Seek Between Mother And Daughter, Among Sisters, Lovers, And Friends What Are Its Boundaries And Failings Can Love Go Beyond Until Death Do Us Part And If So, Which Aspects Haunt Us Like Regretful Ghosts In 1962, Olivia, Nearly Six Years Old, Meets Kwan, Her Adult Half Sister From China, For The First Time Olivia S Neglectful Mother, Who In Pursuing A New Marriage Can T Provide The Attention Her Daughter Needs, Finds Kwan To Be A Handy Caretaker In The Bedroom The Sisters Share, Kwan Whispers Secrets About Ghosts And Makes Olivia Promise Never To Reveal Them Out Of Both Fright And Resentment, Olivia Betrays Her Sister With Terrible Consequences From Then On She Listens To Kwan S Stories And Pretends To Believe Them Thirty Years Pass, And Olivia Is About To Divorce Her Husband, Simon, After A Lengthy Marriage She Is Certain He Has Never Given Up His Love For A Former Girlfriend, Who Died Years Before Kwan And Her Ghosts Believe Otherwise, And They Provide Olivia With Ceaseless Advice And Pleas To Reconsider But Olivia Has Long Since Dismissed The Ghosts Of Her Childhood And The Wacky Counsel Of Her Sister Just As Kwan Anticipates, Fate Intervenes And Takes Her, Olivia, And Simon To China In The Village Where Kwan Grew Up, Olivia Confronts The Tangible Evidence Of What She Has Always Presumed To Be Her Sister S Fantasy Of The Past And There, She Finds The Proof That Love Endures, And Comes To Understand What Logic Ignores, What You Can Know Only Through The Hundred Secret Senses.

[Epub] The Hundred Secret Senses By Amy Tan – Viagraonl1ne.us
  • Hardcover
  • 358 pages
  • The Hundred Secret Senses
  • Amy Tan
  • English
  • 22 October 2018
  • 9780399141140

    10 thoughts on “[Epub] The Hundred Secret Senses By Amy Tan – Viagraonl1ne.us


  1. says:

    Me ha encantado Y lo he devorado NO pod a parar de leer La historia sigue a Olivia y Kwan, dos medio hermanas Olivia, nacida en Norteamerica pero de padre Chino conoce a Kwan cuando tiene 6 a os y su hermana 18 sta ejerce en cierta manera de madre y ni era, Kwan le habla de todos los fantasmas que ve gracias a sus ojos Yin, y le cuenta sus historias, as Olivia acaba aprendiendo chino y Kwan ingl s, y al mismo tiempo establecen una relaci n extra a y compleja que las acompa ar toda su vida.El estilo de Amy Tan me fascina, esa amalgama entre realidad y ficci n, ese tono de realismo m gico cargado de leyendas y costumbres Chinas, la mezcla cultural Oriente Occidente En fin, este libro ya lo hab a le do pero hace tanto que no recordaba absolutamente nada, y lo he disfrutado enormemente.Kwan es un personaje que creo que no voy a olvidar, s...


  2. says:

    The Hundred Secret Senses is now one of my favorite Amy Tan novels, rivaled only by The Bonesetter s Daughter Yes, I love The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God s Wife and Saving Fish From Drowning I love any Tan story I come across but The Hundred Secret Senses along with TBD really stand out Olivia, the narrator, is the American born daughter of a Chinese man and an American woman When her father is on his deathbed, he reveals to his wife that he left behind a daughter in China, and asks her to retrieve the daughter Enter Kwan, Olivia s older half sister who believes that she has yin eyes and can see and speak to ghosts.Olivia struggles her whole life to ignore and dismiss Kwan s superstitions until her marriage is crumbling and she, her estranged husband and her sister find themselves on a trip to China together The ending is extremely poignant without being cheesy or unrealistic Tan plumbs the depths of issues like life and death, reinca...


  3. says:

    Let me start off by saying that I LOVE Kwan Her voice and self assurance makes her cool, Oh Libby ah I tell you secret Promise not tell And then later in the book she becomes even cooler A fifty year old lady crawling through caves I can picture her saying, We hakka strong Don t worry me Libby ah I be right back I think a movie would be great It has suspense, mystery, romance, death, ghosts Not to mention the amazing visuals detailed in the story.My only criticism is that Olivia s character annoyed me several times Especially when she is in China They don t have electricity They don t have a bathroom inside the house I have to eat that They don t have something normal prepared for me I can eat That kind of thing It s like she s saying, This stuff might be good enough for you Chinese people, but you guys are crazy I understand that she learns from her China trip, and she grows out of her shell, but I feel like she should have known anyway After all, she s been hearing Kwan s sto...


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    I would have given this five stars but for a few things that annoyed me Simon s sterility didn t ring true and Kwan s constant good humor was a bit grating.Otherwise very, very entertaining


  6. says:

    Pablo Picasso also had his periods African, Blue, Cubism, Modern, Rose and Analytic cubism.And so have I Have periods Russian, Jewish, American, Middle East, African, you name it.One of my favorites is Amy Tan Amy Tan Period This one is lasting a few years now and most of her books have a central theme mothers and daughters Amy Tan did not have a good relationship with her mother, or grandmother, for that matter It could have been different if she had children of her own to really understood how mothers minds worked and find some closure for herself So with this opinion in mind, I indulge in her books And I always find what I am expecting rich, informative, compassionate tales on Chinese culture, the family relationships, the cultural modus operandi, and the endearing characters filling up the spaces in the stories Of course, there are always subtle cat scratching and kitty yowling like alley cats on garbage night, raging throughout her tale, ripping any notion of womanly bonding apart The women seldom love or even like each other, but there is always something strong keeping th...


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    It s become a tradition for me to read Amy Tan s books when flying My recent trip to Las Vegas was no exception, since at the last minute, I pulled down Amy Tan s The Hundred Secret Senses the Kindle version and dived into it as soon as I could turn my electronic devices back on.The book starts, My sister Kwan believes she has yin eyes She sees those who have died and now dwell in the World of Yin, ghosts who leave the mists just to visit her kitchen on Balboa Street in San Francisco There are ghosts a plenty in this book Two or three in particular are fundamental to the story line, and the stories of their lives, deaths, and in some cases reincarnations are woven seamlessly into the narrative, as Kwan shifts from her accented English into Chinese to tell her sister Olivia the stories Kwan spends time in a mental institution for her troubles To Kwan, the ghosts are real Olivia, born and raised in America, and not part of the culture Kwan is speaking from, is skeptical And yet, against her will, over decades of listening to her sister, Olivia has learned the stories, internalized them, and become haunted by some of them herself, as well as taking on a few new ones.The ghosts are the reason Kwan is so desperate to patch Olivia s failed marriage back together The ghosts and their story are the reason Olivia, Simon Olivia s ex husband ...


  8. says:

    I read The Joy Luck Club years ago after watching the movie , and now I m kicking myself that I ve let years and years pass before picking up her other novels I could ve been treasuring these books all along, but maybe this is a blessing in disguise, because Amy Tan s novels require a certain type of womanly maturity to fully appreciate her stories that can only come with age and experience In fact, I think I should re read TJLC because there are probably lots of subtle things that went right over my head Ahh, the joys of being a na ve teenager.Anyhoo, The Hundred Secret Senses is told from the POV of a half Chinese American woman named Olivia, who lives in CA, is estranged from her husband, has very little appreciation for her older half sister from China, and goes on a trip with the two of them back to her sister s hometown of Changmian.I overly simplified the book, but basically it s a story about a woman at a crossroads in her life who is teeming on the edge of bitterness and ingratitude, but is also in self denial about this She s actively pretending that she has no problem with divorcing her husband after 17 years of marriage, and is choosing not to open up to her loving and nurturing sister Kwan, despite the fact that Kwan has been like a warm and affectionate mother to her than her own biological mother has ever been.I gave Amy Tan an extra star just for...


  9. says:

    It s the same basic Amy Tan plot The details have changed, but the essence of the story is exactly the same as every other Tan book I ve read In this case, though, not only does the narrator have mommy issues, she also has older sister from China issues.Basically, I got bored I ve read most of Tan s novels and have realized that she has a template She found a formula that worked in The Joy Luck Club and hasn t really changed it since then.1 Female main character.2 She s caught between two worlds China and America and two or generations As a result, she doesn t communicate well with others She s aloof, she comes across as cold, and she s constricted by guilt.3 This inability to communicate affects all of her relationships Various aspects of her life fall apart around her e.g., loses her job, gets divorced, becomes alienated from her family.4 She finds some level of understanding and compassion.5 H...


  10. says:

    So I like this book What I like about it is how sweet Kwan is, but in just about All the Books there is a straight as in serious character who refuses to believe in ghosty things.Which is a bit irritating when you have proof such things exist.Best thing about this book is the concept that these people cared for each other so much they kept being born again just to be with these folks it s a nice way to look at death, really Friendly You loved this guy in this life so he s going to be reborn just to be ...

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