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Tea Obreht - Author

About the Author

Tea Obreht was born in 1985 in the former Yugoslavia, emigrating to the US in 1997. She was the youngest author on The New Yorker's Top 20 Writers under 40 List, and one of the youngest authors ever to be extracted in the magazine. Her short story, 'The Laugh', debuted in The Atlantic Fiction Issue and was then chosen for The Best American Short Stories 2010, while her short story, 'The Sentry' appeared in the Guardian Summer Fiction Issue alongside stories by Hilary Mantel and David Mitchell. She lives in New York.

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Die Tigerfrau

Die Tigerfrau

Author: Tea Obreht Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2012

Natalia arbeitet in einem Waisenhaus irgendwo in Sudosteuropa, als sie vom ratselhaften Tod ihres geliebten Grovaters erfahrt. Nach Erklarungen suchend, erinnert sich die junge Arztin an jene Geschichten aus seinem Leben, die sich um zwei seltsame, fatale Gestalten drehen - die Tigerfrau, eine schone Taubstumme in seinem Heimatdorf, die einen gefluchteten Tiger pflegte; und einen charmanten, obskuren Mann, der nicht sterben kann. Wahrend Natalia auf den Spuren des Grovaters durch idyllische und kriegsverwustete Landschaften reist, werden ihr diese Figuren immer gegenwartiger. Bald entspinnt sich ein ganzer Kosmos an Mythen und Gestalten, und Natalia begreift, welche Wahrheit uber die Lebensratsel ihrer Familie und ihre versehrte Heimat in ihnen steckt ... Sprachgewaltig, mit unvergesslichen Figuren und einer erzhlerischen Virtuositt, die an Gabriel Garca Mrquez erinnert, entwirft Ta Obreht das schmerzlich-schne Bild einer zwischen gestern und heute gefangenen, mythenglubigen Welt. "e;Time"e; schrieb ber "e;Die Tigerfrau"e;: "e;Liebe, Legende und Tod werden hier so wundervoll geschildert, dass jeder andere Roman in diesem Jahr Gefahr luft, an der unheimlichen Schnheit dieses Buches gemessen zu werden. Seit Zadie Smith debtierte kein junger Autor mit solcher Kraft und Eleganz."e;

Tiger's Wife

Tiger's Wife

Author: Tea Obreht Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2011

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST *;NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal *; O: The Oprah Magazine *; The Economist *; Vogue *; Slate *; Chicago Tribune *; The Seattle Times *; Dayton Daily News *; Publishers Weekly *; Alan Cheuse, NPR's All Things Considered SELECTED ONE OF THE TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times *; Entertainment Weekly *; The Christian Science Monitor *; The Kansas City Star *; Library JournalWeaving a brilliant latticework of family legend, loss, and love, Tea Obreht, the youngest of The New Yorker's twenty best American fiction writers under forty, has spun a timeless novel that will establish her as one of the most vibrant, original authors of her generation.In a Balkan country mending from years of conflict, Natalia, a young doctor, arrives on a mission of mercy at an orphanage by the sea. By the time she and her lifelong friend Zora begin to inoculate the children there, she feels age-old superstitions and secrets gathering everywhere around her. Secrets her outwardly cheerful hosts have chosen not to tell her. Secrets involving the strange family digging for something in the surrounding vineyards. Secrets hidden in the landscape itself.But Natalia is also confronting a private, hurtful mystery of her own: the inexplicable circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather's recent death. After telling her grandmother that he was on his way to meet Natalia, he instead set off for a ramshackle settlement none of their family had ever heard of and died there alone. A famed physician, her grandfather must have known that he was too ill to travel. Why he left home becomes a riddle Natalia is compelled to unravel.Grief struck and searching for clues to her grandfather's final state of mind, she turns to the stories he told her when she was a child. On their weeklytrips to the zoo he would read to her from a worn copy of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, which he carried with him everywhere; later, he told her stories of his own encounters over many years with ';the deathless man,' a vagabond who claimed to be immortal and appeared never to age. But the most extraordinary story of all is the one her grandfather never told her, the one Natalia must discover for herself. One winter during the Second World War, his childhood village was snowbound, cut off even from the encroaching German invaders but haunted by another, fierce presence: a tiger who comes ever closer under cover of darkness. ';These stories,' Natalia comes to understand, ';run like secret rivers through all the other stories' of her grandfather's life. And it is ultimately within these rich, luminous narratives that she will find the answer she is looking for.