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The tiger's wife

By: Obreht, Tea

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1474613810 / 9781474613811
Paperback
813.6
11/06/2019
Stock expected by 06/11/2020
England
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20 cm 335 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: 2011.

WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION'Not since Zadie Smith has a young writer arrived with such power and grace' Time'A marvel of beauty and imagination' Ann PatchettA 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. Natalia is the granddaughter of that boy. Now a doctor, she is visiting orphanages in the war-torn Balkans when she receives word of her beloved grandfather's death, far from their home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery. Compelled to unravel the truth, Natalia stumbles upon a clue that will lead her to a tattered copy of The Jungle Book, and then to the most extraordinary story her grandfather never told her - the legend of the tiger's wife. One of the mostBRILLIANT (Sunday Times)ASTONISHING (New York Times)PRODIGIOUS (Guardian)FORMIDABLE (Financial Times)EXTRAORDINARY (Vogue)writers of her generation

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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