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The Laughing Sutra

A Novel
Salzman, Mark (Book - 1991)
The Laughing Sutra
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Authors: Salzman, Mark
Title: The laughing sutra
a novel
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 263 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mark Salzman
ISBN: 039457009X
Branch Call Number: FICTION SALZMAN
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An orphan boy Hsun-ching and the Mysterious Colonel Sun travel together from Mainland China to San Francisco in search of a Buddha scripture called The Laughing Sutra.

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Hsun-ching journeys to america with mythical general to find the laughing sutra for his master.


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