The Tiger's Wife (Paperback)

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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



Product Details
ISBN: 9789571354903
Publisher: Shi Bao Chu Ban/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2012
Pages: 320

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