The Tiger's Wife

Author(s): Tea Obreht

Modern & Contemporary Literature

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


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781474613811
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : June 2019
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Special Fields

  • : English
  • : English
  • : Tea Obreht
  • : Tea Obreht
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 368
  • : 368