​Amy Tan and the world of the courtesan

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Amy Tan with Eleanor Wachtel
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Eleanor speaks with Amy Tan about her gripping novel The Valley of Amazement, her first in eight years. The book revolves around the world of the courtesan in early 20th century Shanghai.


​M​usic to close the Amy Tan Interview:
  
CD: SILK ROAD JOURNEYS: BEYOND THE HORIZON 
Cut #9: "Summer in the High Grassland" 
Composer:  Zhao Jiping 
Performer: Silk Road Ensemble/Yo Yo Ma 
Label:  SONY CLASSICAL SK 93962  

​The Valley of Amazement is published in paperback by Harper Perennial.​ 


​​​This ​​interview​ aired originally ​​8 December 2013