Tigers in Red Weather (Paperback)Liza Klaussmann (author)
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Perfectly capturing the decadent glamour and plastic smiles of the East Coast glitterati of 1940s America, Tigers in Red Weather invests a world of chic pool parties and endless summers with a delicious undercurrent of finely wrought menace. An evocative and audaciously constructed marvel.
The epitome of East Coast glamour, Tiger House is where the beautiful and the damned have always come to play in summer, scene of martinis and moonlit conspiracies, and newly inherited by the sleek, beguiling Nick.
The Second World War is just ending, her cousin Helena has left in search of married bliss in Hollywood, and Nick's husband is coming home. Everything is about to change.Their children will suprise them.
One summer, on the cusp of adolescence, Nick's daughter and Helena's son make a sinister discovery that plunges the island's bright heat into private shadow.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 286 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 25 mm
'It's hard to know where to start a review of this startling debut novel because Tigers in Red Weather is absolutely packed with plot ... anybody who enjoys Mad Men will almost certainly like this book ... heady, page-turning stuff - the intelligent beach read of the summer.' - The Sunday Times
'Postwar America, beautiful and damaged people, secrets and lies and passions and martinis and the smell of something rotting beneath the fragrance of summer ... an immensely gripping and well-told tale of two generations ... It is part of the considerable pleasure of this novel that much of it reminds you of other stories, in prose and film. You are on familiar but never stale territory, and you read on with the growing conviction that a nasty surprise lies around the corner.' - The Guardian
'What an unexpectedly brilliant read this is. It starts off all Stepford Wives and Valley of the Dolls and ends up somewhere in the territory of Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides or Donna Tartt's The Secret History ... This is an ambitious undertaking for a first novel but Klaussmann really pulls it off, turning an elegant period piece into a creepy psychological thriller ... A wonderfully clever, chilling summer read.' - Independent on Sunday
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