• THE LAUGHING SUTRA
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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.

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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By the time he is 20, Hsun-ching has had more than his share of adventures. At 4 he is orphaned and rescued from death by a mysterious -- and rather furry -- stranger and left to be raised by a solitary monk, Wei-ching, who is dedicated to duplicating , Buddhist scriptures. Wei-ching hopes to be able to read an obscure called "The Laughing Sutra" but unfortunately, it has been taken to the United States. Wei-ching dreams of being able to send Hsun-ching to San Francisco to purchase the one day, but reality interferes.