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The Tiger's Wife

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A spellbinding journey through the troubled history and colourful folklore of the Balkans, from the youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize. 'Beautifully executed, haunting and lyrical' Independent'A delightful work, as enchanting as it is surprising' Sunday Times'Assured, eloquent and not easily forgotten' Independent on SundayNatalia is on a quest: to discover the truth about her beloved grandfather. He has died far from home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery.Recalling stories her grandfather told her as a child, Natalia suspects he may have died trying to unravel two mysteries. One was the fate of a tiger which escaped during German bombing raids in 1941; the other a man who claimed to be immortal. But, as Natalia learns, there are no simple truths or easy answers in this landscape echoing with myths but still scarred by war.'Spellbinding' Marie Claire'Striking, affecting and ingenious' Scotsman'A poignant, seductive novel' Observer'The most thrilling discovery in years' Colum McCann'A book you will want to read again and again' Independent'Varied, poignant and beguilingly fantastical' Time Out'Obeht has a vibrant, rangy, full-bodied prose style, which moved expertly between realistic and mythic modes of storytelling, conjuring brilliant images on every page' Sunday Times'One of the most extraordianry debuts of recent memory . . . gorgeous' Vogue
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Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011!

About the Author

Tea Obreht was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, emigrating to the US in 1997. She was the youngest author on The New Yorker's Top 20 Writers under 40 List, and one of the youngest authors ever to be extracted in the magazine. Her short story, 'The Laugh', debuted in The Atlantic Fiction Issue and was then chosen for The Best American Short Stories 2010, while her short story, 'The Sentry' appeared in the Guardian Summer Fiction Issue alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell. Her novel, The Tiger's Wife, has won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011. She lives in New York.


A distinctive, magical tale * DAILY EXPRESS * Mysterious and funny * SUNDAY HERALD * a stunning tale with the mythic quality of a fairy story * TIMES * War and its legacy ricochets through Obreht's kaleidoscopic dance of myth, folk memory and interrelated stories ... dizzying and ambitious * LONDON METRO * As enchanting as it is surprising ... Obreht's prose style is full-bodied and vibrant, and she conjures brilliant images on every page. -- Edmund Gordon * SUNDAY TIMES * A magical, distinctive tale. -- Emma Lee-Potter * DAILY EXPRESS * A wonderful, really remarkable novel...fascinating, unusual, original -- Erica Wagner * on WOMAN'S HOUR, RADIO 4 *

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