The Tiger's Wife

Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction and New York Times bestseller

by Tea Obreht

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  • 9780753827406
  • 9780297859048

WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION
'Not since Zadie Smith has a young writer arrived with such power and grace' Time
'A marvel of beauty and imagination' Ann Patchett

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.

Natalia is the granddaughter of that boy. Now a doctor, she is visiting orphanages in the war-torn Balkans when she receives word of her beloved grandfather's death, far from their home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery.

Compelled to unravel the truth, Natalia stumbles upon a clue that will lead her to a tattered copy of The Jungle Book, and then to the most extraordinary story her grandfather never told her - the legend of the tiger's wife.

One of the most

BRILLIANT (Sunday Times)

ASTONISHING (New York Times)

PRODIGIOUS (Guardian)

FORMIDABLE (Financial Times)

EXTRAORDINARY (Vogue)

writers of her generation


  • Orion; March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780297859048
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  • Title: The Tiger's Wife
  • Author: Tea Obreht
  • Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780753827406
  • 9780297859048

In The Press

Deftly walks the line between the realistic and the fantastical . . . In Obreht's expert hands, the novel's mythology, while rooted in a foreign world, comes to seem somehow familiar, like the dark fairy tales of our own youth, the kind that spooked us into reading them again and again . . . [Reveals] oddly comforting truths about death, belief in the impossible, and the art of letting go

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780753827406
  • 9780297859048