The Tiger's Wife (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Tiger's Wife Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011!
- Published: 01 July 2011
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780753827406 ISBN 10: 0753827409
- Sales rank: 1,702
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Reviews for The Tiger's Wife
The Tigers Wife
This book is beautifully written by a very talented young writer. I heard her reading the prologue at the Sydney Writers Festival and just had to buy the book. Whilst the writing was delicious the story itself was somewhat disjointed and uninteresting. A triumph of style over content. I look forward to more from this without as she matures. by Judith Riseley
the Tigers Wife,winner of the Orange prize for fiction
This is quite a strange book to describe, Natalia's grandfather has just died suddenly and she is remembering him. I found it quite disjointed a lot of the time, with the story jumping from Natalias journeys through an imagined place in the Balkans on a medical relief team vaccinating children in orphanages, to tales that her grandfather used to tell her when she was a child.
The writing is very good with lovely descriptions of people and places and I really enjoyed the tales of " The Deathless man" and "Darisa the bear", hunting for the Tiger, but it wasn't a book I could say I really understood! I think it is a story that would really need to be read a time or two to realise the symbolism that I think is there, but that I haven't understood yet! by Penny Cunningham