Quarter-Life Crisis: The Tiger's Wife
Author Téa Obreht was featured in the New Yorker Summer Fiction Issue, 20 under 40, twenty young writers who capture the inventiveness and the vitality of contemporary American fiction.
Winner of the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction
In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Bookand the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her—the legend of the tiger’s wife.