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Tiger Hills : For fans of Elena Ferrante, a sweeping saga about family and fortune

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'A MUST READ BLOCKBUSTER' INDEPENDENTTHE THORN BIRDS meets GONE WITH THE WIND in this sweeping tale of family and fortune, of love and betrayal...Devi is a young girl living with on a coffee plantation in Coorg, India, at the end of the 19th century. Her best friend is Devanna, a boy whose mother has died in tragic circumstances. Over the years, Devi and Devanna become inseparable. However things change when Devi meets Muthi, a young man who has killed a tiger and is feted as the local hero. Although she is still a child and Muthi is a man, Devi vows that one day she will marry him. It is this love that will gradually drive a wedge between her and her friend Devanna, who has been taken under the wing of a local missionary. Devi is left with heartbreaking choices that will have lastng consequences for generations to come...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 40mm | 381.02g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753827794
  • 9780753827796
  • 127,206

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An epic, exotic love story...It is a blockbuster debut from Sarita Mandanna that will be in many beach bags this summer. * SANDWELL CHRONICLE * More than alove story, Tiger Hills explores the hazardous side of passion and the shackling grip of memory once love has been thwarted. * INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE / NEW YORK TIMES * Sweet novel about a secret love. * HEAT MAGAZINE * Mandanna fuses history and romance to tell a vivid story, painting pictures that reverberate in the mind. * OXFORD TIMES * An epic love story from start to finish * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH * Tragic in parts but ultimately a beautifully written saga, this is the emergence of a major new talent -- Virgina Blackburn * SUNDAY EXPRESS * 'An epic and extraordinary debut from an astonishing talent.' -- Caroline Jowett * DAILY EXPRESS * Lavish...Sarita Mandanna's fusion of history and romance makes for an aromatic blend. -- Boyd Tonkin * INDEPENDENT *show more

About Sarita Mandanna

Sarita Mandanna belongs to the stunning landscapes of Coorg, famous for their coffee plantations and often described as the 'Scotland of India'. She has a PGDM from the Indian Institute of Management, an MBA from the Wharton Business School, and was most recently a private equity investor in New York before moving to Toronto in 2010. TIGER HILLS is being translated into 14 languages around the world, including French, Italian, Hebrew and Greater Chinese and has also been longlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize.show more

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1,504 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 27% (411)
4 40% (601)
3 24% (354)
2 7% (99)
1 3% (39)
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