The Tiger's Wife: A Novel

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In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Bookand the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.


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About the author

Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia in 1985 and has lived in the United States since the age of twelve. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35. Téa Obreht lives in New York.




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Publisher
Random House
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Published on
Mar 8, 2011
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Pages
352
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ISBN
9780679604365
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Mashups
Fiction / Sagas
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Eligible for Family Library

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Téa Obreht
I et Balkan-land, der stadig forsøger at hele sårene efter mange års krig, ankommer den unge læge Natalia til et børnehjem ved kysten. Da hun og hendes veninde endelig kommer i gang med at vaccinere børnene trænger ældgammel overtro og hemmeligheder sig på. Hemmeligheder, der blandt andet omfatter den mærkelige familie, der går og graver i den tilstødende vinmark, hemmeligheder, der gemmer sig i landskabet selv.

Men Natalia har også sine egne hemmeligheder og agendaer. Omstændighederne omkring hendes elskede bedstefars død plager hende og driver hende til at følge i sporene på hans sidste rejse til en fattig, ukendt lille by, hvor han døde.

Plaget af sorg og på jagt efter indsigt i sin bedstefars sidste tanker vender Natalia sin opmærksomhed mod de historier, bedstefaren altid fortalte hende som barn. På deres ugentlige ture til den zoologiske have læste bedstefaren op af Kiplings ”Junglebogen”, og da hun blev ældre fortalte han levende om sine møder med ”den udødelige mand”. Men den utroligste historie af dem alle må Natalia selv finde frem til. Nemlig historien om bedstefarens barndom i en landsby, der under 2. verdenskrig, sneet inde og omgivet af tyske soldater, hjemsøges af en tiger, der under dække af natten kommer nærmere og nærmere.

I sidste ende er det i disse vildt voksende og farverige fortællinger Natalia finder svarene på sine spørgsmål om bedstefaren – og om sig selv. Og det er i de samme historier læseren finder nøglen til denne fantastiske roman.

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