Where the Past Begins

Where the Past Begins

A Writer's Memoir

Audiobook CD - 2017
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Tan, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement, is at her most intimate, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals, and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother, she gives evidence to all that made it both unlikely and inevitable that she would become a writer. This book takes readers into the idiosyncratic workings of her writer's mind, a journey that explores memory, imagination, and truth, with fiction serving as both her divining rod and link to meaning.
Publisher: [New York] :, Harper Audio,, 2017.
Edition: Retail edition., Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780062694768
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio
digital
12 audio discs (14 hours, 30 minutes) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Halpern, Daniel - Narrator
Summary: Tan, bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Valley of Amazement, is at her most intimate, revealing the truths and inspirations that underlie her extraordinary fiction. By delving into vivid memories of her traumatic childhood, confessions of self-doubt in her journals, and heartbreaking letters to and from her mother, she gives evidence to all that made it both unlikely and inevitable that she would become a writer. This book takes readers into the idiosyncratic workings of her writer's mind, a journey that explores memory, imagination, and truth, with fiction serving as both her divining rod and link to meaning.

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