The Tiger's Wife (Large Print / Hardcover)

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The Tiger's Wife marks the debut of an impressive talent -- Tea Obrech is the youngest of The New Yorker's 20 Writers Under 40. A young woman and her grandfather, both physicians in eastern Europe, are confronted with real-world manifestations of legends (such as the Deathless Man) that strain credulity. Elements of folklore, Balkan history, and the dynamics of a family confronting mortality intertwine to make a novel that I found utterly engrossing. Look for the paperback release in November.

— Chris

March 2011 Indie Next List


“Very rarely does a first novel announce a major new talent, but so it is with The Tiger's Wife. Brilliantly using myth and legend from the Balkans, Tea Obreht tells the story of a young doctor, her grandfather, and their shared history against the backdrop of the area's decades of turmoil and sorrow. This brilliant effort evokes echoes of Borges and Garcia Marques, and is certain to mesmerize the reader.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI

Summer 2012 Reading Group


“Very rarely does a first novel announce a major new talent, but so it is with The Tiger's Wife. Brilliantly using myth and legend from the Balkans, Tea Obreht tells the story of a young doctor, her grandfather, and their shared history against the backdrop of the area's decades of turmoil and sorrow. This brilliant effort evokes echoes of Borges and Garcia Marquez, and is certain to mesmerize the reader.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI

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Weaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Obreht, the youngest of "The New Yorker's" 20 best American fiction writers under 40, spins a timeless novel about a young doctor who confronts the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781410439383
ISBN-10: 1410439380
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2011
Pages: 491
Language: English

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