Téa Obreht: The Tiger's Wife. 20th Anniversary Edition
- Téa Obreht
- The Tiger's Wife. 20th Anniversary Edition
- Orion Publishing Group, 02/2012
- Binding: Kartoniert / Broschiert
- Language: Englisch
- ISBN-13: 9781780221922
- Order no.: 1557319
- Volume: 335 Pages
- Weight: 327 g
- Format: 204 x 131 mm
- Thickness: 30 mm
- Release date: 10.2.2012
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Short descriptionThe Tiger's Wife is the story of a young doctor, Natalia, who struggles to make sense of her grandfather's death, in a Balkan country still scarred by war. But more than that, it is a story about stories, where a tattered copy of The Jungle Book will lead Natalia to the tale of the Deathless Man and the extraordinary story of the Tiger's Wife. Steeped in local legend, it is a haunting, transcendental, enthralling read. Have you got your orders in?
Description'Having sifted through everything I have heard about the tiger and his wife, I can tell you that this much is fact: in April of 1941, without declaration or warning, the German bombs started falling over the city and did not stop for three days. The tiger did not know that they were bombs...'
A tiger escapes from the local zoo, padding through the ruined streets and onwards, to a ridge above the Balkan village of Galina. His nocturnal visits hold the villagers in a terrified thrall. But for one boy, the tiger is a thing of magic - Shere Khan awoken from the pages of The Jungle Book.
Natalia is the granddaughter of that boy. Now a doctor, she is visiting orphanages after another war has devastated the Balkans. On this journey, she receives word of her beloved grandfather's death, far from their home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery.
From fragments of stories her grandfather told her as a child, Natalia realises he may have died searching for 'the deathless man', a vagabond who was said to be immortal. Struggling to understand why a man of science would undertake such a quest, she stumbles upon a clue that will lead her to a tattered copy of The Jungle Book, and then to the extraordinary story of the tiger's wife.
Blurb2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the Orion Publishing Group, and to celebrate 20 special paperback editions of seminal and iconic books are being published. The cover designs feature beautiful sculptures made from china (the traditional 20th anniversary gift), by Ben Twiston-Davies. There will be a limited one-off print-run for each title, and the range of titles encompass fiction, non-fiction and children's books. Further titles can be found under Orion Paperbacks and Orion Children's imprints.
BiographyTéa Obreht, geboren 1985 in Belgrad, lebt seit ihrem zwölften Lebensjahr in den USA. Dort veröffentlichte sie erste Erzählungen, u. a. im "New Yorker", in "Harper's" und der "New York Times". Ihr Debütroman "Die Tigerfrau" (2011), der in den USA und England zu einem sensationellen Überraschungserfolg wurde, erscheint in mehr als dreißig Sprachen. Im Sommer 2011 erhielt Téa Obreht den Orange Prize for Fiction.
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