• Inland

    Téa Obreht

    Arizona, 1893. Dans son ranch, Nora attend désespérément le retour de son époux parti chercher de l'eau tout en apaisant les craintes de son plus jeune fils, convaincu qu'une bête mystérieuse rôde sur leur domaine. En parallèle, Lurie, vagabond orphelin recherché par les autorités, accepte une mission insolite : traverser la Californie à dos de chameau. Les existences de Nora et de Lurie finiront par se télescoper lors d'une improbable rencontre dans un décor spectaculaire de beauté.
    Un somptueux roman qui ravive le genre du western, et questionne de manière unique les fondations de l'Amérique.

  • Dans un pays des Balkans qui se remet d'un siècle de guerres, Natalia est chargée de vacciner les pensionnaires d'un orphelinat. Autour d'elle, tout n'est que superstitions. Les épidémies seraient des malédictions, les morts, des forces vives. Natalia rattache ces croyances absurdes aux contes que lui a transmis son grand-père. Mais l'histoire la plus extraordinaire, celle de la femme du tigre, il l'a emportée dans la tombe. En confrontant présent, souvenirs et légendes, Natalia comprendra les errements des générations passées, et les travers de la sienne.

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  • Anglais The Tiger's Wife

    Tea Obreht

    WINNER OF THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION
    'Not since Zadie Smith has a young writer arrived with such power and grace' Time
    'A marvel of beauty and imagination' Ann PatchettA tiger escapes from the local zoo, padding through the ruined streets and onwards, to a ridge above the Balkan village of Galina. His nocturnal visits hold the villagers in a terrified thrall - but for one boy, the tiger is a thing of magic.Natalia is the granddaughter of that boy. Now a doctor, she is visiting orphanages in the war-torn Balkans when she receives word of her beloved grandfather's death, far from their home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery.Compelled to unravel the truth, Natalia stumbles upon a clue that will lead her to a tattered copy of The Jungle Book, and then to the most extraordinary story her grandfather never told her - the legend of the tiger's wife.One of the mostBRILLIANT (Sunday Times)ASTONISHING (New York Times)PRODIGIOUS (Guardian)FORMIDABLE (Financial Times)EXTRAORDINARY (Vogue)writers of her generation

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    In a Balkan country mending from war, Natalia, a young doctor, is compelled to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her beloved grandfather’s recent death. Searching for clues, she turns to his worn copy of The Jungle Bookand the stories he told her of his encounters over the years with “the deathless man.” But most extraordinary of all is the story her grandfather never told her--the legend of the tiger’s wife.
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  • Remembering childhood stories her grandfather once told her, young physician Natalia becomes convinced that he spent his last days searching for "the deathless man," a vagabond who claimed to be immortal. As Natalia struggles to understand why her grandfather, a deeply rational man would go on such a farfetched journey, she stumbles across a clue that leads her to the extraordinary story of the tiger's wife.

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