The Night Tiger (Paperback)Yangsze Choo (author)
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
'The two main characters will captivate you as their paths are destined to cross... you won't be able to put this one down!'
'I was willingly propelled into a fascinating and exotic world'
They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...
In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven-year-old Chinese houseboy. Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission: to find his dead master's severed finger and reunite it with his body. Ren has forty-nine days, or else his master's soul will roam the earth forever.
Ji Lin, an apprentice dressmaker, moonlights as a dancehall girl to pay her mother's debts. One night, Ji Lin's dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir that leads her on a crooked, dark trail.
As time runs out for Ren's mission, a series of unexplained deaths occur amid rumours of tigers who turn into men. In their journey to keep a promise and discover the truth, Ren and Ji Lin's paths will cross in ways they will never forget.
Captivating and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores the rich world of servants and masters, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and unexpected love. Woven through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page-turner of the highest order.
'An exuberant medley of magic, romance and weirdness'
'[A] highly imaginative and a spellbinding read'
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm
Mazey, bewildering, and absolutely brilliant - I loved it * Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street *
An irresistible page-turner * Saga *
A fascinating and exotic world where perception and truth can be interpreted in many ways * Daily Mail *
The tale's various twists and beautifully written interpersonal relationships are a pleasure to read * Irish Examiner *
An exuberant medley of magic, romance and weirdness * The Times *
[A] highly imaginative and a spellbinding read * Woman's Weekly *
Takes the reader on a vivid journey through 30s Malaysia * Independent *
Takes the reader on a vivid journey through 1930s Malaysia... a beautifully written, twisty tale * Sunday Post *
Choo is a thrilling writer, evoking high emotion, gripping suspense, and an exquisite sense of time and place with her lyrical, sensual writing and her powerful evocation of the soaring, sizzling landscape * Lancashire Post *
Takes the reader on a vivid journey through 1930s Malaysia * Woman's Way *
This coming-of-age mystery is beautifully written with lush descriptions, characters suffused with the surreal, and a multi layered plot * Historical Novel Society *
[The] beautifully written interpersonal relationships are a pleasure to read... Paints a luscious view of Malaysian natural surroundings and historical culture * Press Association *
Riveting . . . Mythical creatures, conversations with the dead, lucky numbers, Confucian virtues, and forbidden love provide the backdrop for Choo's superb murder mystery * Publishers Weekly *
A work of incredible beauty. . . astoundingly captivating and striking in its portrayal of love, betrayal, and death, The Night Tiger is a transcendent story of courage and connection * Booklist *
A sumptuous garden maze of a novel * Kirkus *
Sumptuous... full of longing, the pages practically sigh as you turn each one * Oprah.com on The Ghost Bride *
Beguiling * USA Today on The Ghost Bride *
The lyrical prose transports the reader to a dreamlike landscape... Balancing good writing and strong attention to historical detail, the author has created something that is clever and unique * The Lady *
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I have throughly enjoyed reading this book. Based in 1930’s Malaya , beautifully written atmospheric thriller captures the mysticism, Chinese superstition, folklore even were- tigers.
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“A rich fantasy story set in Malaysia with mythological weretigers”
I thoroughly loved this story! It satisfies a broad spectrum of genres: mystery, fantasy, historical fiction and romance, to name a few. The two main characters – Ji Lin and Ren – find their paths connected, over a... More
I was given a proof of The Night Tiger from Quercus in exchange for an honest review.
I was very lucky to be included in a group of booksellers, bloggers and the public taking part in a social media Buddy Read... More
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