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The Tiger's Wife

The Tiger's Wife

A novel by Tea Obreht. The main character Natalia is a doctor visiting orphanages after the Balkans war when she receives word that her grandfather has died. It appears that he may have been on a 'quest'. She then tries to understand what her grandfather was seeking. War is a constant backdrop and subtle affects everything that happens. It's very well written and won the Orange Prize for fiction 2011.

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