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Saving Fish from Drowning

Saving Fish from Drowning

(2005)
A novel by

 
A provocative new novel from the bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter's Daughter.

On an ill-fated art expedition into the southern Shan state of Burma, eleven Americans leave their Floating Island Resort for a Christmas-morning tour-and disappear. Through twists of fate, curses, and just plain human error, they find themselves deep in the jungle, where they encounter a tribe awaiting the return of the leader and the mythical book of wisdom that will protect them from the ravages and destruction of the Myanmar military regime.

Saving Fish from Drowning seduces the reader with a facade of Buddhist illusions, magician's tricks, and light comedy, even as the absurd and picaresque spiral into a gripping morality tale about the consequences of intentions-both good and bad-and about the shared responsibility that individuals must accept for the actions of others.

A pious man explained to his followers: "It is evil to take lives and noble to save them. Each day I pledge to save a hundred lives. I drop my net in the lake and scoop out a hundred fishes. I place the fishes on the bank, where they flop and twirl. 'Don't be scared,' I tell those fishes. 'I am saving you from drowning.' Soon enough, the fishes grow calm and lie still. Yet, sad to say, I am always too late. The fishes expire. And because it is evil to waste anything, I take those dead fishes to market and I sell them for a good price. With the money I receive, I buy more nets so I can save more fishes."

Genre: Romance
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 078627378X / 9780786273782 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1405613009 / 9781405613002 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1405613017 / 9781405613019 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0399153012 / 9780399153013 (USA edition)
Publisher: GP Putnam And Sons
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November 2005 : UK Hardback
Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0007216157 / 9780007216154 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0641815174 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group
Availability: Amazon   

Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0007253885 / 9780007253883 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0007216165 / 9780007216161 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1594131627 / 9781594131622 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 034546401X / 9780345464019 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 034549394X / 9780345493941 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: SAVING FISH FROM DROWNING
Author(s): AMY TAN
ISBN: 000723211X / 9780007232116 (UK edition)
Publisher: HARPERPERENNIAL
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 000721989X / 9780007219896 (UK edition)
Publisher: 4th Estate
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2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0739467263 / 9780739467268 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam
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Audio Editions

March 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1501240277 / 9781501240270 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1491544791 / 9781491544792 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2009 : USA Audio CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning(CD)(Abr.)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1441839860 / 9781441839862 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning(CD)(Abr.)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1597377384 / 9781597377386 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2006 : Audio CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan

Publisher: Brilliance Audio on CD Value Priced
Availability: Amazon   

April 2006 : USA Audio CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1423321871 / 9781423321873 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning(Cas)Libr(Unab)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1597377309 / 9781597377300 (USA edition)
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
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October 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning(Cass.)(Unabr.)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1597377295 / 9781597377294 (USA edition)
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
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October 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1597377376 / 9781597377379 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   

October 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning(CD)(Unabr.)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1597377317 / 9781597377317 (USA edition)
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

October 2005 : USA Audio CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning(CD)Libr(Unabr)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1597377325 / 9781597377324 (USA edition)
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
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October 2005 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning(MP3)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1597377333 / 9781597377331 (USA edition)
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
Availability: Amazon CA   Amazon UK   

October 2005 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning(MP3)(Libr.)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1597377341 / 9781597377348 (USA edition)
Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan

Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan

Publisher: Putnam Adult
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