The Night Tiger (Hardback)Yangsze Choo (author)
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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.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 724 g
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 44 mm
'I was willingly propelled into a fascinating and exotic world' - The Daily Mail
'Mazey, bewildering, and absolutely brilliant - I loved it' - Natasha Pulley, author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
'An irresistible page-turner' - Saga
'An exuberant medley of magic, romance and weirdness' - The Times
'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
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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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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
“Stunning blend of magical realism and history in 1930s Malaysia”
Like a number of readers I was invited by Quercus Books to take part in a buddy read of ‘The Night Tiger’ by Yangsze Choo. For the last month we have collectively read 10 chapters a week and then discussed these on... More
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