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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."

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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-7862-7378-X / 978-0-7862-7378-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2006 : UK Hardback

Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-4056-1301-7 / 978-1-4056-1301-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Saving Fish From Drowning (Large Print Edition)
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-4056-1300-9 / 978-1-4056-1300-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: AudioGO Limited
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October 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-399-15301-2 / 978-0-399-15301-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: GP Putnam's Sons & Random House Publishing Group
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November 2005 : UK Hardback
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Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-00-721615-7 / 978-0-00-721615-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2005 : USA Hardback

Title: Saving Fish From Drowning - 1st Edition/1st Printing
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-641-81517-4 / 978-0-641-81517-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Easton Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2006 : UK Paperback

Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-00-725388-5 / 978-0-00-725388-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-00-721616-5 / 978-0-00-721616-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-345-46401-X / 978-0-345-46401-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59413-162-7 / 978-1-59413-162-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
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June 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-00-723211-X / 978-0-00-723211-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-345-49394-X / 978-0-345-49394-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc.
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-00-721989-X / 978-0-00-721989-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 0-7394-6726-3 / 978-0-7394-6726-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: New York: Putnam, (2005.)
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-5012-7244-6 / 978-1-5012-7244-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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March 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-5012-4027-7 / 978-1-5012-4027-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-4915-4479-1 / 978-1-4915-4479-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-4418-3986-0 / 978-1-4418-3986-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
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Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59737-738-4 / 978-1-59737-738-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-4233-2187-1 / 978-1-4233-2187-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59737-729-5 / 978-1-59737-729-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59737-730-9 / 978-1-59737-730-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59737-731-7 / 978-1-59737-731-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59737-732-5 / 978-1-59737-732-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59737-737-6 / 978-1-59737-737-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59737-734-1 / 978-1-59737-734-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2005 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
ISBN: 1-59737-733-3 / 978-1-59737-733-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Saving Fish From Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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October 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Saving Fish from Drowning
Author(s): Amy Tan
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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