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Tiger (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Clark, Polly

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A mesmerising literary novel set between the UK and Siberia about mothers, daughters and the wild side of female nature, from the prize-winning author of Larchfield.

ISBN 9781786485410
Barcode 9781786485410
Published 14 May 2019 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781786485410
ISBN-10 1786485419
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint riverrun
Publication Date 14 May 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Clark, Polly
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 239mm
Spine: 32mm
Weight 544g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 974347

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Description of this Book

Tiger is a bewitching novel that brings together three humans and a tiger in the wilds of Siberia. Frieda is a primatologist, sensitively attuned to her research. When a terrible attack shatters her world, she becomes familiar with violence and competition. It is in her new role as a zookeeper that these brutal attributes will be sharpened. And here that she confronts her new ward: an untamed Siberian tiger. The forest that the cub came from is home to humans on the very edge of wilderness. Tomas, a Russian conservationist, fears that the natural order has toppled. The King tiger has been killed by poachers, and a spectacular tigress now patrols his vast territory as her own. In the perilous, freezing winter, when all living things compete ruthlessly for survival, her path crosses with a mother and daughter who take an unthinkable risk. Vengeance must follow; and in the terrible clash between human and tiger, the cub will be captured. When Frieda learns of her cub's past, it brings with it the chance for freedom. Faced with the forces of nature and savage femininity, Frieda must trust to her instinct and, like the tiger, find a way to live in the world. A sweeping story of survival and redeeming love, Tiger plunges the reader into one of the world's last surviving wildernesses with blistering authenticity. Readers of Stef Penney's The Tenderness of Wolves and Eowyn Ivey's The Bright Edge of the World will love this magnificent second novel by Polly Clark, the prizewinning author of Larchfield.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Gripping - Margaret Atwood, on Larchfield Captivating - Louis de Bernieres, on Larchfield Magnificent - Alexander McCall Smith, on Larchfield Larchfield is that rare first novel that utterly achieves its great ambition - Richard Ford, on Larchfield Magical and transcendent . . . This is a beautiful novel: passionate, lyrical and surprising. I will remember Larchfield for a long time - John Boyne, Irish Times, on Larchfield
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Polly Clark was born in Toronto and divides her time between Helensburgh on Scotland's west coast and a houseboat in London. Her poetry collections have between them won the Eric Gregory Award and been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and the Michael Marks Awards. Her first novel Larchfield won the MsLexia Novel Prize and was published in 2017 to critical acclaim. She has worked as a zookeeper at Edinburgh Zoo, where her fascination with Siberian tigers began. For Tiger she undertook a research trip to the remote Russian taiga, where, in the depths of the Siberian winter, at temperatures of -35C, she learned how to track wild tigers.

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