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The Tiger's Wife
Author: Tea Obreht

ISBN: 9780753827406
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 23 June 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 2.7
'Tea Obreht is the most thrilling literary discovery in years.' - Colum McCann (and she's only 24!).

As Natalia and a friend travel across the former Yugoslavia, immunising villagers, the body of her grandfather turns up in a hospital in the middle of nowhere. She and her family have no idea why.

Recalling stories he told her as a child, she becomes convinced that he went in search of the Deathless Man, a mythical figure, that her grandfather claimed to have met a number of times in his life.

In her quest to find out how her grandfather, a man of hard fact and science, could turn to this fantasy, she discovers something particular about his childhood: a tiger escaped from a zoo during World War II bombings and wandered deep into the woods, settling just outside his peasant village. It terrorized the town, the devil incarnate to everyone, except for her grandfather and 'the tiger's wife'...

About the Author

Tea Obreht was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia and was raised in Belgrade. In 1992, her family moved to Cyprus, eventually emigrating to the ...

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