by Tea Obreht

ISBN: 9780385343848
Publisher: Random House
Category: Fiction
A masterful first novel weaving different narratives: the death of the narrator’s grandfather’s, mysterious diggers in a vineyard, a “deathless man”, a tiger who appears at the edge of a village during the war. Mixing factual narration and magical realism, it is a meditation on how the present is pregnant with the past and how old fables and superstitions keep affecting the living.
Recommended by Francoise
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