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The Tiger’s Wife

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The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht, book reviewReading The Tiger’s Wife it’s hard to believe not only that this is Tea Obreht’s debut novel, but that she is still only twenty five years old; she writes with such an air of wisdom that one would think that this was the work of a much more experienced writer. In fact, Obreht has been named as one of The New Yorker’s Top Writers Under 40 and she’s actually the youngest of those nominated.

In The Tiger’s Wife Obreht demonstrates why she’s come in for such praise. It’s an immediately gripping novel that effortlessly mixes a contemporary story with ancient folklore. The story set in an unspecified – or possibly fabricated – Balkan country


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