The Tiger's Wife

The Tiger's Wife

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By (author) OBREHT TEA

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  • Publisher: Not Avail
  • Format: Book | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 174mm x 24mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 12 July 2011
  • ISBN 10: 0812983076
  • ISBN 13: 9780812983074
  • Sales rank: 1,596

Product description

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the incredible stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man,” a vagabond who claimed to be immortal. But the most extraordinary story of all is the one her grandfather never told her, the one Natalia must discover for herself—the legend of the tiger’s wife.

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Author information

Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia in 1985 and has lived in the United States since the age of twelve. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35. Téa Obreht lives in New York.

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By Caroline Storen 29 Nov 2011 5

great book, i couldn't put it down,
has lots of little stories combined into the bigger plot

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“Téa Obreht is the most thrilling literary discover in years.”—Colum McCann “Stunning . . . a richly textured and searing novel.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[Téa Obreht] has a talent for subtle plotting that eludes most writers twice her age, and her descriptive powers suggest a kind of channeled genius. . . . No novel [this year] has been more satisfying.”—Sam Sacks, The Wall Street Journal    “Spectacular . . . [Obreht] spins a tale of such marvel and magic in a literary voice so enchanting that the mesmerized reader wants her never to stop. [Grade:] A”—Entertainment Weekly   “So rich with themes of love, legends and mortality that every novel that comes after it this year is in peril of falling short in comparison with its uncanny beauty . . . Not since Zadie Smith has a young writer arrived with such power and grace.”—Time