A spellbinding journey through the troubled history and colourful folklore of the Balkans, from the youngest ever winner of the Orange Prize.
Natalia is on a quest: to discover the truth about her beloved grandfather.
He has died far from home, in circumstances shrouded in mystery. Recalling stories her grandfather told her as a child, Natalia suspects he may have died trying to unravel two mysteries.
One was the fate of a tiger which escaped during German bombing raids in 1941; the other a man who claimed to be immortal.
But, as Natalia learns, there are no simple truths or easy answers in this landscape echoing with myths but still scarred by war.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 23/06/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780753827406