An unbearably moving, intensely passionate, deeply personal account of life, as seen through the eyes of one of America's best-loved novelists.
Over the course of her writing life, Amy Tan's essays and articles have appeared in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies, much to the delight of her fans. And here, for the very first time and with her own inimitable voice and magic touch, she has put together her musings on what she sees as the opposites of fate.
Published in a beautifully designed and decorated gift hardback, 'The Opposite Of Fate' will illuminate her much-loved fiction and also give her readers a rare glimpse into her heart and mind. Born into a family that believed in fate, Amy Tan has always looked for ways to make sense of the world - ways other than the excuse of destiny.
From retelling the tales of her ancestors to redecorating her house, and from seeing ghosts to strapping on skis, her narrative journey reflects on fate's opposites - lucky accidents, choice, memory - as well as on the comfort of accepting her past.