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The Tiger's Wife (Hardback)
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The Tiger's Wife (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 03/03/2011
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The Orange Prize winning debut from a truly extraordinary talent. 'Having sifted through everything I have heard about the tiger and his wife, I can tell you that this much is fact: in April of 1941, without declaration or warning, the German bombs started falling over the city and did not stop for three days. The tiger did not know that they were bombs...' A tiger escapes from the local zoo, padding through the ruined streets and onwards, to a ridge above the Balkan village of Galina. His nocturnal visits hold the villagers in a terrified thrall. But for one boy, the tiger is a thing of magic - Shere Khan awoken from the pages of The Jungle Book. Natalia is the granddaughter of that boy. Now a doctor, she is visiting orphanages after another war has devastated the Balkans. On this journey, she receives word of her beloved grandfather's death, far from their home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery. From fragments of stories her grandfather told her as a child, Natalia realises he may have died searching for 'the deathless man', a vagabond who was said to be immortal. Struggling to understand why a man of science would undertake such a quest, she stumbles upon a clue that will lead her to a tattered copy of The Jungle Book, and then to the extraordinary story of the tiger's wife.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780297859017

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“Excellent Read”

Would recommend this book to everyone..it can be very rare to find a novel which grab's you as this one certainly does!
Tea Obreht has such a gift and I look forward to future books.

Paperback edition
17th January 2012
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What a wonderful novel; it follows a multi-layered fascinating story, centred around the interesting relationship between grandfather and granddaughter.

I was geniuinely sad to finish this book, and cannot wait for... More

Hardback edition
28th June 2011
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“So original!”

I’d heard so much about The Tiger’s Wife before I read it, but have to say that this book lives up to all the hype – and then some. Even though it’s about the Balkans, and the senseless wars that have happened there,... More

Hardback edition
11th May 2011
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