Tiger's Wife (BOK)

Tea Obreht

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'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.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Tea Obreht
ISBN 9780753827406
Antall sider 352 Dimensjoner 19,8cm x 13cm x 2,2cm
Vekt 240 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd


"Obreht er virkelig et litterært vidunderbarn. Det er nesten ikke til å tro at en så ung jente har skrevet et så omfattende epos." - Cathrine Krøger, Dagbladet "Hvert ord, hver scene, hver tanke er levende i denne mangefasetterte, fengslende og opprivende romanen." - Booklist "Téa Obrehts vakre debutroman er et ambisiøst og modig verk." - The New York Times