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The Night Tiger

Yangsze Choo

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Yangsze Choo

The Night Tiger

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 11:45am

La Jolla, CA 92037
The Night Tiger

$70: Includes lunch and a copy of the book. For reservations contact booked4lunch@warwicks.com or call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347.

About the author: 

Yangsze Choo is a fourth-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. After graduating from Harvard University, she worked as a management consultant and at a startup before writing her first novel, The Ghost Bride, which was an O.com Book of the Week. Yangsze lives in California with her husband, two children, and a potential rabbit.

About the Book:

Selected as Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine pick in April 2019, The Night Tiger is now available in paperback. New York Times bestselling author Yangsze Choo evokes the Chinese folklore of shapeshifters and the sharp class and race divides in Colonial Malaysia in her sweeping, spellbinding second novel, about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates are bound together.

1930s, Colonial Malaysia. Young Ji Lin would rather do anything other than work in the town dancehall, where the men pay by the song, but she is determined to pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. One night, her hand slips into the pocket of a dance partner who is just a little bit too friendly, and closes around a smooth cylinder with a gruesome souvenir inside. It just might be the key to the adventure she has been longing for...

Across town from Ji Lin, eleven-year-old houseboy Ren makes a promise to his dying master: He will find the man’s finger, lost years ago in an accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do so, or his master’s soul will wander the earth forever.

As the days tick by, Ji Lin and Ren’s paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes. A series of unexplained deaths wracks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers.
 
Told in alternating points of view, The Night Tiger pulls the reader into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive novel is the intimate coming of age of a child and a young woman, each searching for their place in a society that would rather they stay invisible.

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The Night Tiger: A Novel Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250175465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - January 7th, 2020