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The Laughing Sutra

Salzman, Mark

Edité par Random House, New York, 1991
ISBN 10: 039457009X / ISBN 13: 9780394570099
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Titre : The Laughing Sutra

Éditeur : Random House, New York

Date d'édition : 1991

Reliure : Hard Cover

Illustrateur : b/w Decorative title Page & Headpieces

Etat du livre : Very Good +

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good +

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : First Edition

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Slight rubbing to jacket (chiefly to lower jacket cover); previous owner's ink inscription on first preliminary blank; else a near fine copy internally. [6], 263, [2] pages. Author's second book; novel set in China (as was his successful "Iron & Silk"). Signed by Salzman in black ink on title page (with initials, "MS"; underneath printed name). Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. N° de réf. du libraire L069600

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Synopsis : Iron & Silk, Mark Salzman's bestselling account of his adventures as an English teacher and martial arts student in China, introduced a writer of enormous charm and keen insight into the cultural chasm between East and West. Now Salzman returns to China in his first novel, which follows the adventures of Hsun-ching, a naive but courageous orphan, and the formidable and mysterious Colonel Sun, who together travel from mainland China to San Francisco, risking everything to track down an elusive Buddhist scripture called The Laughing Sutra. Part Tom Sawyer, part Tom Jones, The Laughing Sutra draws us into an irresistible narrative of danger and comedy that speaks volumes about the nature of freedom and the meaning of loyalty.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Quatrième de couverture: "A contemporary version of [a] classic tale...Salzman is a highly appealing writer."

-- Philadelphia Inquirer

"Lovingly drawn...very promising and often funny...Salzman is skilled at using his tale to comment on such varied matters as the Cultural Revolution, the Hong Kong drug trade, American amusement parks in West Coast galleries."

-- Time

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