The Tiger's Wife (2020)

The Tiger's Wife Téa Obreht The Tiger s Wife The Tiger s Wife is set in an unnamed Balkan country in the present and half a century ago and features a young doctor s relationship with her grandfather and the stories he tells her primarily abo
  • Title: The Tiger's Wife
  • Author: Téa Obreht
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  • Page: 166
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The Tiger's Wife Téa Obreht The Tiger s Wife is set in an unnamed Balkan country, in the present and half a century ago, and features a young doctor s relationship with her grandfather and the stories he tells her, primarily about the deathless man who meets him several times in different places and never changes, and a deaf mute girl from his childhood village who befriends a tiger that has escapeThe Tiger s Wife is set in an unnamed Balkan country, in the present and half a century ago, and features a young doctor s relationship with her grandfather and the stories he tells her, primarily about the deathless man who meets him several times in different places and never changes, and a deaf mute girl from his childhood village who befriends a tiger that has escaped from a zoo.
The Tiger's Wife Téa Obreht

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  1. 5inabus

    Thank goodness for other reviewers with patience than me I was able to understand about the book in an hour browsing the discussion review pages on than 3 weeks wrestling with the Tiger After checking others views on the book to make sure it wasn t entirely my fault that the Tiger and I didn t bond, here s the criticisms I still maintain And using bullet points, because I love em The fables It s not that I can t do magical realism, I absolutely can Marquez Allende Esquivel Saramago Yes please, [...]

  2. Fergie

    I m probably one of the few people who didn t get this book While I give credit to Tea Obreht for her ingenuity and creativity with the story, I felt at times frustrated by the pace of the the book and the way it wound through the fantastical tales which I found distracting than entertaining or enlightening in its detour from the main story I kept wanting to care about the main character, Natalia, and the relationship she shared with her grandfather but felt Obreht kept me hanging and disappoin [...]

  3. Petra X

    5 stars for hype4 stars for beautiful writing3 stars for interesting folk stories2 stars for plot1 star for meaning5 stars Hype I m in the book trade I have a book shop I know that all these magazines from the distributors and the newsletters from the book sites that purport to introduce us in an unbiased way to new releases are ttotally fake Every single one of those books is paid for advertising And a lot of money was spent on hyping this book up.4 stars Beautiful writing Luminous even Obreht [...]

  4. TheGirlBytheSeaofCortez

    Civil war in the Balkans has left that region bereft and in need It is in this fascinating region that T a Obreht sets her elegantly written debut novel, The Tiger s Wife.While the protagonist of The Tiger s Wife is Natalia Stefanovic, a young doctor who has returned to her homeland to help the villagers, the central mystery of the book revolves around Natalia s beloved grandfather as Natalia seeks to reconstruct his final days and his death in a village named Zdrevkov, far from his home.Althoug [...]

  5. Karen

    While praising Obreht for writing with great lyrical force, some have criticized her for writing a disjointed novel I disagree Her novel s central question asks, How do people respond to death The setting is the Balkans, an area with complex histories and cultures all wrestling with death in one form or another death from disease, from poverty and from violence both small within the walls of a family s home or large scale as with air raid bombing Death stalks the people of the Balkans like a tig [...]

  6. Stephen

    I think it s interesting to look at the literature coming out now that has to do with building a mythology Is it because of the incredible works of people like Angela Carter, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Calvino and others who have influenced so strongly this generation Or is it that as we become increasingly godless and mythless, there is something to the human that needs the myth to survive I am reminded by the knitting and food preserving revolutions that have exploded, something that used t [...]

  7. Chrissie

    I cannot recommend this book I have given it only two stars I am almost thinking of giving this one star I will be very specific in listing what disturbed me Let me mention immediately that those readers who enjoy fantasy novels will enjoy this than I did The events are so fantastical that I cannot classify this as a book of magical realism, but rather fantasy I love magical realism, but dislike fantasy The themes covered are war, Balkan myths, death and man s relationship to animals I feel the [...]

  8. Carolyn Crocker

    One of those books that casts a spell from which you emerge so reluctantly after the last word The cycles of death and rebirth, superstition and truth, love and revenge weave through the legends and family stories of the Balkans and the quests of two doctors, a modern young woman and her beloved grandfather When your fight has purpose to free you from something, to interfere on behalf of the innocent it has the hope of finality When the fight is about unraveling when it is about your name, the p [...]

  9. Ahmad Sharabiani

    The Tiger s Wife, T a ObrehtThe Tiger s Wife is the debut novel of Serbian American writer T a Obreht It was published in 2011 by Weidenfeld Nicolson, a British imprint of Orion Books, and by Random House in America The Tiger s Wife is set in an unnamed Balkan country, spanning the mid 20th century to the early 21st century It features a young doctor s relationship with her grandfather and the stories he tells her, primarily about the deathless man who meets him several times in different places [...]

  10. Rusty

    When I finished The Tiger s Wife by Tia Obrecht, I realized that this read is not the one I expected Instead, it s a gentle read about memories, death, and the future Natalia loves her grandfather dearly He taught her so much about life and people that when he dies she begins to recall the many incidents that marked his life and hers She was the only one he told he was so ill to the distress of her grandmother He was her mentor so she, too, became a doctor One of the stories that is so memorable [...]

  11. aPriL does feral sometimes

    It s so sad People create meaning out of events that befuddle and frighten them to help put context into the diary they write every sunset There is the story of the isolated village with expected roles for each villager in relationship to the village reprised several times decades apart in the book The outsiders that drift into the village s story where the inhabitants are not sure these newcomers aren t evil spirits rather than people no matter how long they stay How fear compresses time and fe [...]

  12. Sandra K.

    I was born in Belgrade a few years before the author and unlike her lived there until college graduation, throughout the wars and crises of the 1990s I was hoping that this book could tell some authentic stories about my generation and my homeland, but after reading it I am disappointed on various levels, which I will try to explain in this review MYTHS and RITUALS I start here because this book is mostly advertised as a mythical Balkan novel Some basic concepts the author does get right, for ex [...]

  13. Cecily

    A tricky book to categorise, with SO many threads and this review will do likewise Natalia recounts her memories of two periods in her life childhood and a journey she makes as a young doctor in the aftermath of the breakup of Yugoslavia These are mingled with magical realistic stories of a generation or two earlier, and references to Shere Khan in Kipling s The Jungle Book There are also longish diversions into the backstory of other characters Luka, the husband of the Tiger s Wife , and Darisa [...]

  14. Cynthia

    Ancient enmities, long ago legends.I was disappointed which is probably not fair This book and its author have been hyped so much it would almost be impossible to live up to, having said that this is a there are many wonderful parts to The Tiger s Wife Obrecht interweaves local Eastern European legends throughout the book helping to explicate the parts that take place currently She explains a way of thinking through past belief and how those beliefs were formed For the most part the people lived [...]

  15. Don

    I can t believe this is Obreht s first novel It is really really good.When Obreht s name was announced on the New Yorker s 20 under 40 list, a lot of people complained about it The complaints were of three varities 1 misogyny I read someone who denounced her as a Barbie look alike , which she isn t But even if she was, what does that have to do with her writing , 2 that she didn t have enough published work no novels yet, only short stories , or 3 that she was a token young person on the list No [...]

  16. April

    Initially, getting into this book was quite difficult for me There just wasn t enough there in the beginning chapters to hook me in, but I kept reading anyway because of the praises for this book I kept thinking, am I not getting something here There s been a large amount of hype for The Tiger s Wife and perhaps that s the reason why it did not live up to my expectations The folklore tales were the best part of this book I enjoyed reading about the origins of all of the characters that had somet [...]

  17. Jenny (Reading Envy)

    This is the first book I read for my Around the World challenge, and what a way to start The reason I have both Yugoslavia and Croatia listed is that the locations are intentionally unnamed or made up throughout the novel Obreht does this on purpose to disassociate story from place, since so much of the turmoil in that area of the world is caused by family name endings and minor differences.The story is about two generations of doctors in a family the grandfather and the granddaughter, and as th [...]

  18. Julie Christine

    I ve been under the weather all week, but finally gave up the ghost on Thursday, promising myself a day of Victorian languishment on the sofa, indulging in cold cereal and a book Thus was I able to finish The Tiger s Wife, started the night before as I huddled on that same sofa, shivering with fever and chills My physical state which left me feeling hollow, forlorn, a bit weepy and frustrated was the ideal condition in which to engage fully in Tea Obreht s Orange Prize winning The Tiger s Wife W [...]

  19. Mary

    Perhaps because I have some family ties to the region of the former Yugoslavia, I lovingly embraced the setting of The Tiger s Wife The City is never revealed but I assumed it was meant to be Belgrade I recognized some of the superstitions and folk tales and smiled and rolled my eyes When our protagonist Natalia describes the uses of rakija to bring down a fever I was transported back to my childhood bedroom and the eye stinging stench of rakija soaked towels forcibly pressed to my forehead The [...]

  20. Becky

    OK So here s the deal Maybe this book is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I just couldn t take it any I made it through almost 3 of 9 discs of the audio, and every time I turned it back on, I immediately found myself getting annoyed and frustrated Seriously, immediately There was no transition from perfectly fine, through tetchy to peevish to annoyed Nope I turn on this audiobook, and then I hear the narration, and 2 seconds later I want to rip out my car CD player in a Hulk like rage [...]

  21. Greg Coates

    I consider myself of at least average intelligence, but this book lost me I know the critics loved it and so it is an act of daring for me to state this, but I don t think this is a good novel So despite what the experts say, i must insist that the emperor isn t wearing any clothes And here are my reasons why I don t become emotionally attached to a single character Perhaps that s because there is little to no character development, I don t know what this story is about The search for truth The [...]

  22. Abby

    This is a wonder of a novel I requested it from LTER after reading two stories by T a Obreht in The New Yorker, one of which turns out to have been an excerpt from this book The stories were remarkable for their beautifully crafted language and sheer storytelling power and raised my expectations for the novel I could not have been richly rewarded Natalia, a young doctor in an unnamed Balkan country still suffering from the effects of a war that has torn the country apart, travels across a new b [...]

  23. Rebecca Foster

    I was both surprised and enchanted by this Orange Prize winner My only prior knowledge of the novel was that it was set in Eastern Europe in wartime, which, I must sheepishly admit, had me expecting dull, hokey descriptions of local custom and embarrassing attempts at heart rending emotion Luckily Obreht, at the ripe old age of 25, had the subtlety to avoid clich and tedium.The novel reminded me most of Everything is Illuminated, with its modern day protagonist taking a journey into an ancestor [...]

  24. Robert

    The prose flows like a calm river meandering through a valley at sunset The descriptions as vivid as a painter s imagination with adverbs and adjectives used about as sparingly as midnight binges There s no question Tea Obreht can write Her talent level exceeds her twenty five years at the time of her novel s publication by leaps and bounds, and she could easily write circles around novelists than twice her age She could teach classes on poetic prose and invoking crystal clear images through wo [...]

  25. Lata

    Only got about a third of the way through this book I just could not care about the main character, though I did enjoy the one section I read narrated by the main character s grandfather Mostly, I found my attention kept wandering as I listened to this, and minutes would go by before I d realize I had missed chunks of story And I just wasn t interested in going backwards to relisten to minutes I d miss So, I guess the author just hadn t engaged my interest So, chucking this book back to the libr [...]

  26. Cem Binbir

    Ne zamand r okumak istiyordum bu kitab Ve asl nda ne zamand r da okuyordum Kolay bir okuma deneyimi olmad benim i in Yazar yer yer uzun c mleler, tasvirler ve geriye d n ler kullanmay tercih etmi Olay anlat m na ve diyaloglara ge ilen yerlerde h zland m, ama di er k s mlar tempomu epey d rd Yine de biraz zorlayarak da olsa sonuna vard mda elde etti im sonu tan olduk a memnunum ok sevdi i b y kbabas n n l m haberini, evinden uzaktayken alan Natalia n n birka g n boyunca ya ad klar n okuyoruz Asl [...]

  27. Mark

    It is always interesting to read the first time novelist who is already highly regarded as a story writer Is s he able to make the transition to the long form The Tiger s Wife comprises a varied set of interesting stories The writing is often exquisite I didn t feel the same way about most of the dialogue, but maybe that s just me Each story has its own drama, tension and style As a group, the stories will hold particular appeal for fans of Magical Realism, especially with a Balkan flavor Some s [...]

  28. Kathleen Fowler

    I was very impressed by this debut effort by 26 year old T a Obreht English may be a second language for the author, but her command of it is absolute She is clearly a born story teller and her book had me enthralled from the beginning The setting of The Tiger s Wife is kept vague, with only the names of small villages revealed We know this is the former Yugoslavia, and we know at various points in the story that borders are crossed, but we don t know which It doesn t matter really, the point is [...]

  29. Ed

    There are so many things that I really loved about Tea Obreht s The Tiger s Wife, but others that I didn t like very much, including aspects of some of those same things I loved But it is safe to say that Obreht, in her debut novel, has created something unlike you have ever read before.It is a novel of three stories all set in an unnamed worn torn country though a glance at Obreht s bio or an educated guess will take you to take your pick Yugoslavia, the Balkans, Serbia, Croatia, etc a modern d [...]

  30. Justine

    I have incredibly mixed feelings about this book and will try to articulate them to see if I can make some sense of the score I should assign.The positives Obreht writes incredibly well, her descriptions are lush and evoked several visceral reactions There is an underlying brutality that she writes about which contributes to the readers understanding of how the war affected and continues to affect those in the region Several times I wondered if some of the detail was necessary or just over the t [...]

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