Moon Tiger

Moon Tiger

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By (author) Penelope Lively

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  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 206mm x 16mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 1 October 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago
  • ISBN 10: 0802135331
  • ISBN 13: 9780802135339
  • Sales rank: 359,682

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The elderly Claudia Hampton, a best-sellign author of popular history, lies alone in a London hospital bed. Memories of her life still glow in her fading consciousnes, but she imagines writing a history of the world. Instead, "Moon Tiger" is her own history, the life of a strong, independent woman, with its often contentious relations with family and friends. At its center -- forever frozen in time, the still point of her turning world -- is the cruelly truncated affair with Tom, a British tank commander who Claudia knew as a reporter in Egypt during World War II.

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"A powerful, moving and beautifully wrought novel about the ways in which lives are molded by personal memory and the collective past." --"Boston Globe" "Emotionally, "Moon Tiger" is kaleidoscopic, deeply satisfying. The all too brief encounter between Claudia and Tom will surely rate as one of the most memorable of contemporary fictional affairs. This is one of the best novels I have read for years." --"The London Sunday Telegraph" "It pulls us in; it engages us and saddens us. It is also unexpectedly funny . . . It leaves its traces in the air long after you've put it away." --"The New York Times Book Review"