The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

Tea Obreht’s novel The Tiger’s Wife is the winner of this year’s Orange Prize for women’s fiction. Heather has previously reviewed this fabulous book so I won’t go into too much detail, but suffice to say that it is a very deserving winner. It centres on Natalia, a young doctor in an unnamed Balkan country, who is trying to piece together her grandfather’s last days before his mysterious death. Natalia was very close to her grandfather and her life has been full of his wonderful stories, which she remembers as she continues her search. It is a very richly layered and beautifully written novel, so assured that it is difficult to believe that it is the debut novel of such a young writer! I have just recently finished reading it and enjoyed it immensely. Available this month in small format paperback, $20.

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