The Tiger's Wife: Winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction and New York Times bestseller
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
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