Troubled by the mysterious circumstances surrounding her grandfather's death, Natalia revisits the stories he used to tell her when she was a child. A doctor on a humanitarian mission in Eastern Europe, Natalia struggles to balance her grief with the more curious puzzles of the war-torn town to which she has been assigned. Slipping between these layers of memory, mythology, and life at hand, THE TIGER'S WIFE is Yugoslavian émigré Tea Obreht's virtuosic first novel. Selected by the editors of the New York Times Book Reviews as one of the Ten Best Books of 2011.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIn a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfatherrsquo;s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Book and the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with ldquo;the deathless man.rdquo; But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told hermdash;the legend of the tigerrsquo;s wife.Look for special features inside.Join the Circle for author chats and more.RandomHouseReadersCircle.com
Number of Pages: 353
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: War + Military, Human Qualities + Behavior, Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, Conflicts + Dualities, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Family + Friendship, General, Literary, Politics, Types of Characters
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Author: Tea Obreht
Street Date: July 17, 2012
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3861