Man Tiger

Man Tiger

Book - 2015
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A wry, affecting tale set in a small town on the Indonesian coast, Man Tiger tells the story of two interlinked and tormented families and of Margio, a young man ordinary in all particulars except that he conceals within himself a supernatural female white tiger. The inequities and betrayals of family life coalesce around and torment this magical being. An explosive act of violence follows, and its mysterious cause is unraveled as events progress toward a heartbreaking revelation.

Lyrical and bawdy, experimental and political, this extraordinary novel announces the arrival of a powerful new voice on the global literary stage.
Publisher: London :, Verso,, 2015
ISBN: 9781781688595
Characteristics: xiii, 172 pages


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Mar 16, 2016

Man Tiger is an expertly written story that follows the tragic relationships between two families in a rural Indonesian village. The 'supernatural' tiger promised in the book's cover summary is not the focus of the tale (though it is a highlight), but rather, the pains and intrigues of families and village inhabitants. It is memorable for its vivid characterization and captivating tangents into the thoughts and emotions of the individuals at the text's heart.

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