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The night tiger / Yangsze Choo.

Choo, Yangsze, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Red Lake Falls Public Library CHO (Text) 35500006139586 New Available -
Bagley Public Library CHO (Text) 33500013002449 New Checked out 04/12/2019
Moorhead Public Library CHO (Text) 33500013002456 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250175458
  • ISBN: 1250175453
  • ISBN: 9781250229175
  • ISBN: 1250229170
  • Physical Description: 372 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: A vivacious dance-hall girl in 1930s colonial Malaysia is drawn into unexpected danger by the discovery of a severed finger that is being sought by a young houseboy in order to protect his late master's soul.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 January #1
    *Starred Review* A weretiger is neither fully beast nor entirely human. Instead, according to Asian folklore, it wears the skin of a man but remains an animal inside, capable of appearing in either form. In The Night Tiger, a work of incredible beauty from the author of The Ghost Bride (2013), a series of unusual tiger killings in the area of the Batu Gajah district hospital have residents concerned. It is the 1930s and Malaysia, as it is known today, is under British rule. An eccentric old doctor has just died, leaving his 11-year-old Chinese servant, Ren, with a grotesque mission: recover the finger that was severed from the doctor's hand during an expedition, and bury it with him before 49 days have passed, or his soul will never be able to rest. While Ren finds a new job with surgeon William Acton, a friend of the old doctor's, the finger makes a surprise appearance at a nearby dance hall, where it is discovered by Ji Lin, a young woman working to pay off her mother's mahjong debts. That chance discovery is only the beginning of a seemingly supernatural link between Ren, Ji Lin, and three other people with names derived from the five Confucian virtues. Astoundingly captivating and striking in its portrayal of love, betrayal, and death, The Night Tiger is a transcendent story of courage and connection. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Yangsze Choo is a fourth-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop (badly) in several languages. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked as a management consultant and at a startup before writing her first novel. The Ghost Bride, set in colonial Malaya and the elaborate Chinese world of the afterlife, is about a peculiar historic custom called a spirit marriage. Yangsze lives in California with her husband, two children, and a potential rabbit. She loves to eat and read, and often does both at the same time.

Subject: Malaysia > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Fiction.
Superstition > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.

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