The Tiger's Wife (Paperback)Tea Obreht (author)
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A spellbinding journey through the troubled history and colourful folklore of the Balkans, from the youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize.
'Beautifully executed, haunting and lyrical' Independent
'A delightful work, as enchanting as it is surprising' Sunday Times
'Assured, eloquent and not easily forgotten' Independent on Sunday
Natalia is on a quest: to discover the truth about her beloved grandfather. He has died far from home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery.
Recalling stories her grandfather told her as a child, Natalia suspects he may have died trying to unravel two mysteries. One was the fate of a tiger which escaped during German bombing raids in 1941; the other a man who claimed to be immortal. But, as Natalia learns, there are no simple truths or easy answers in this landscape echoing with myths but still scarred by war.
'Spellbinding' Marie Claire
'Striking, affecting and ingenious' Scotsman
'A poignant, seductive novel' Observer
'The most thrilling discovery in years' Colum McCann
'A book you will want to read again and again' Independent
'Varied, poignant and beguilingly fantastical' Time Out
'Obeht has a vibrant, rangy, full-bodied prose style, which moved expertly between realistic and mythic modes of storytelling, conjuring brilliant images on every page' Sunday Times
'One of the most extraordianry debuts of recent memory . . . gorgeous' Vogue
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 23 mm
A magical, distinctive tale. -- Emma Lee-Potter * DAILY EXPRESS *
As enchanting as it is surprising ... Obreht's prose style is full-bodied and vibrant, and she conjures brilliant images on every page. -- Edmund Gordon * SUNDAY TIMES *
War and its legacy ricochets through Obreht's kaleidoscopic dance of myth, folk memory and interrelated stories ... dizzying and ambitious * LONDON METRO *
a stunning tale with the mythic quality of a fairy story * TIMES *
Mysterious and funny * SUNDAY HERALD *
A distinctive, magical tale * DAILY EXPRESS *
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Would recommend this book to everyone..it can be very rare to find a novel which grab's you as this one certainly does!
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