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Mark Salzman

Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; Lost in Place, a memoir; and the novels The Laughing Sutra, The Soloist, and Lying Awake. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the filmmaker Jessica Yu, and their daughter, Ava.

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Iron and Silk
Written by Mark Salzman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1987
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-75511-3 (0-394-75511-1)

Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher. Read more






The Laughing Sutra
Written by Mark Salzman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1992
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73546-5 (0-679-73546-1)

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... Read more






Lost In Place
Written by Mark Salzman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1996
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76778-7 (0-679-76778-9)

From the author of Iron & Silk comes a charming and frequently uproarious account of an American adolescence in the age of Bruce Lee, Ozzy Osborne, and Kung Fu. As Salzman recalls coming of age with one foot in Connecticut and the other in China (he wanted to become a wandering... Read more






Lying Awake
Written by Mark Salzman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70606-6 (0-375-70606-2)

Mark Salzman's Lying Awake is a finely wrought gem that plumbs the depths of one woman's soul, and in so doing raises salient questions about the power-and price-of faith.

Sister John's cloistered life of peace and prayer has been electrified by ever more frequent visions of God's radiance, leading her toward a... Read more






The Soloist
Written by Mark Salzman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1995
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75926-3 (0-679-75926-3)

As a child, Renne showed promise of becoming one of the world's greatest cellists. Now, years later, his life suddenly is altered by two events: he becomes a juror in a murder trial for the brutal killing of a Buddhist monk, and he takes on as a pupil a Korean boy... Read more






True Notebooks
Written by Mark Salzman
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2004
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-72761-0 (0-375-72761-2)

In 1997 Mark Salzman, bestselling author Iron and Silk and Lying Awake, paid a reluctant visit to a writing class at L.A.’s Central Juvenile Hall, a lockup for violent teenage offenders, many of them charged with murder. What he found so moved and astonished him that he began to teach there... Read more





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