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The Tigers Wife - Tea Obreht

The Tigers Wife - Tea Obreht

Author:  Tea Obreht

ISBN:  9780297859017

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The Tiger’s Wife – Téa Obreht

“Having sifted through everything I have heard about the tiger and his wife, I can tell you that this much is fact: in April of 1941, without declaration or warning, the German bombs started falling over the city and did not stop for three days.  The tiger did not know that they were bombs…”

A tiger escapes from the local zoo, padding through the ruined streets and onwards, to a ridge above the Balkan village of Galina.  His nocturnal visits hold the villagers in a terrified thrall.  But for one boy, the tiger is a thing of magic – Shere Khan awoken from the pages of The Jungle Book.

Natalia is the granddaughter of that boy.  Now a doctor, she is visiting orphanages after another war has devastated the Balkans.  On this journey, she receives word of her beloved grandfather’s death, far from their home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery.

From fragments of stories her grandfather told her as a child, Natalia realises he may have died searching for ‘the deathless man’, a vagabond who was said to be immortal.  Struggling to understand why a man of science would undertake such a quest, she stumbles upon a clue that will lead her to a tattered copy of The Jungle Book, and then to the extraordinary story of the tiger’s wife.

The Tiger’s Wife is an enrapturing, timeless novel, from a mesmerising new voice.

Collectors Notes

  • Téa Obreht’s debut novel, The Tiger’s Wife, won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction – making her the youngest ever recipient of this prestigious award.
  • The UK hardback is the true first edition (published 03 Mar) and has a much smaller print run than the US edition (published 08 Mar).
  • This book is in multiple reprints and first printings are scarce.
  • For more information, you may want to visit Téa Obreht’s website.  This is a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.

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