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THE LAUGHING SUTRA.

Salzman, Mark.

ISBN 10: 039457009X / ISBN 13: 9780394570099
Published by RANDOM HOUSE., NY, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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INSCRIBED by Mark Salzman on the front endpaper. About fine in a fine dj. (Hint of foxing at top edge); Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 25399

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Title: THE LAUGHING SUTRA.

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE., NY

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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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.
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"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 and...art in West Coast galleries."

-- Time

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