Tea Obreht will be reading at Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis, 7:30pm, Monday, March 14. The event is free and open to the public.
Fact, history, and superstition interweave in the captivating debut novel from Téa Obrecht. The Tiger's Wife (Random House) follows Natalia, a young doctor, as she as she provides aid to an orphanage following years of war in a nameless Balkan country. While in the small seaside village she begins to hear whisperings of strange happenings both past and present: grave-diggings, men who don't age, and an escaped tiger who befriends a mute deaf women. As the folklore of the region unfolds, Natalia, herself in mourning, finds herself seeking closure to the mystery of her grandfather's death. The Belgrade-born Obrecht, who immigrated to Cairo after the breakup of Yugoslavia, winds a compelling tale that maintains a delicate balance between reality and myth. (Photo by Beowulf Sheehan)
Mon., March 14, 7:30 p.m., 2011