Saving Fish From Drowning

Amy Tan, 2005

Writing with stinging irony about oppression, genocide, culture clashes, religion, media spin, and corruption. Tan focuses on the hilarity and absurdity that results from cultural misunderstandings between widely different world views and suggests that even remote parts of the world cannot escape the media's tentacles, global commercial exploitation, and a fascination with reality television. Tan has admirably tackled the unique challenge of building a novel based on a real-life incident and turning the resulting tale into a commentary on the ironies of modern life.

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