Fan-Tan by Marlon Brando

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Fan-Tan is a hugely entertaining, swashbuckling romp, from one of the greatest actors of our time: Marlon Brando. The story of an eccentric early-twentieth-century pirate who sets out on the high seas from the Philippines to Shanghai, Fan-Tan follows the exploits of Anatole “Annie” Doultry, a larger-than-life character that Brando could have easily inhabited himself. When Annie saves the life of a Chinese prisoner in a Hong Kong prison, he’s led to the mysterious and seductive Madame Lai Choi San—one of the most notorious gangsters in Asia—and here the true adventures begin.Years in the making with Brando’s longtime collaborator, screenwriter and director Donald Cammell, Fan-Tan is a rollicking, delectable tale—and the last surprise from an ever-surprising legend.


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About Marlon Brando

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Marlon Brando appeared in more than forty films, including The Wild One, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Apocalypse Now, and won Academy Awards for his performances in On the Waterfront and The Godfather. His autobiography, Songs My Mother Taught Me, was published in 1994.Donald Cammell, writer, actor, producer, and director, was best known for his films Performance, Demon Seed, and Wild Side.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published September 13, 2005 by Vintage. 256 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Business & Economics, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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In 1979, Brando proposed to film director Cammell (Performance ) that they collaborate on a China Seas pirate story. Brando improvised scenes and Cammell wrote a

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A posthumous first novel by Marlon Brando features bloodthirsty pirates, unscrupulous warlords and ribald sex.

Sep 18 2005 | Read Full Review of Fan-Tan

Entertainment Weekly

Readers who don't have the time or, quite reasonably, the inclination to plow through a florid dime-rack novel about a fat American gunrunner in 1920s China who enjoys affecting a Scottish accent with a ''pernicious talent for mimicry,'' and who gets it on with a Chinese dragon lady (she shar...

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