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Tan's ambitious fifth novel is a ghost's story (though not a ghost story), about an american tourist party's ordeal in the southeast asian jungles of myanmar (formerly burma. Bibi chen, the wealthy entrepreneur philanthropist narrator of amy tan's gorgeously written, satirical and deeply humane novel saving fish from drowning, is dead—she's not sure, but she believes she was murdered yet bibi, the thoroughly americanized child of a shanghai aristocrat and his. Saving fish from drowning is a 2005 novel written by amy tan it is tan's sixth work the book is about twelve american tourists who travel to china and burma.
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