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Téa Obreht

Autor(a) de The Tiger's Wife

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About the Author

Téa Obreht was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia in 1985. She immigrated with her family to the United States in 1997. Her writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times, and The Guardian as well as being anthologized in The Best American Short mostrar mais Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading. Her first novel, The Tiger's Wife, was published in 2011 and won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Téa Obreht

The Tiger's Wife (2011) 5,339 exemplares
Inland (2019) 785 exemplares
The Morningside: A Novel (2024) 29 exemplares
Bozkir (2022) 2 exemplares
Blue Water Djinn 1 exemplar
Entroterra 1 exemplar
La dona del tigre (2011) 1 exemplar
Achterland 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 410 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 301 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018) — Contribuidor — 254 exemplares
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (2010) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2011 (2010) — Contribuidor — 154 exemplares
Granta 115: The F Word (2011) — Contribuidor — 113 exemplares
The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic (2020) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 48 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2014) — Contribuidor — 63 exemplares
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers (2018) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht em Orange January/July (Outubro 2013)


A novel split into two strands, one following the decades long adventures of a member of the US Army’s Camel Corps experiment in the Western desert of the 1800s (right?! I had never heard of this), the other a single day in the life of a homesteader in the Arizona Territory in 1893. The two parts finally intersect in the last pages in a fairly random way. It’s an interesting construction, though alas I found the story of cameleers in the Wild West far more interesting than its companion story, a slice of home life and territorial politics, which really didn’t capture my imagination much.… (mais)
lelandleslie | 35 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
A western of a different type. Obreht writes like the air coursing through the cottonwoods standing tall above an Arizona river.
ben_r47 | 35 outras críticas | Feb 22, 2024 |
Prachtig geschreven, beeldend, doorspekt met verhalen geschiedenis van een arme immigrant uit de Balkan en het verdere merkwaardige verloop van zijn leven als Outlaw, achtervolgde met een premie op zijn hoofd. Hij komt terecht bij een Kamelen brigade van het leger. Ook de lange vriendschap met een kameel speelt een grote rol..
De andere geschiedenis is van een gezin, met name Nora, de vrouw,die tegen de klippen, de armoede en de droogte op haar gezin probeert bij elkaar te houden. Mooi maar soms erg verwarrend.… (mais)
vuurziel | Feb 21, 2024 |
Series Info/Source: This is a stand alone book. I got an ebook for this from NetGalley to review..

Thoughts: This ended up being okay. The story starts very slow and feels very "day in the life". There is a bit of a plot and the pace does pick up more towards the end. I liked the strange post-apocalyptic setting but it also felt a bit unfinished and ultimately the story felt unsatisfying to me.

The story follows a young girl (and eventually young woman) named Silvia who lives with her mother in the strange high rise building called the Morningstar. Her mother is the superintendent at The Morningstar, a high-rise with wealthy tenants who are trying to relive their glory days while the rest of the world drowns under the rising waters of the Earth. Silivia is inspired by the fantastical stories her aunt, Ena, and starts to become obsessed with the mysterious woman who lives on the top floor of the building.

The story moved slowly and we wander from day to day with Silvia as she both takes on maintenance tasks in The Morningstar and plots to find out more about the top floor resident. No background is ever explained about the world and we are left to piece it together from what we see and hear from the characters. This left the world feeling kind of dreamy and thin.

The tone and pace of the story changes dramatically at the end when Silvia's mom recognizes a man who has recently moved into The Morningstar. At this point the story pivots away from the myserious woman on the top floor and things get more urgent...until then again they aren't. Our characters just move past those issues and wander away to live their lives. While realistic, I guess, it makes for a fairly unsatisfying read. It left me wondering what the point was.

The writing is easy to read and engaging. I struggled with the pacing and with picturing the world and caring about the characters. I did like the theme of a parent struggling to provide for their child in this post-apocalyptic world.

My Summary (3.5/5): Overall this was okay but forgettable. The world is vague and the characters aren't all that likable. There is a bit of a plot but it is left stranded mid-book while the story pivots to other issues. The story lacks urgency and ends up feeling unfinished and left me with a well...okay then...kind of vibe. I finished it and the world was tantalizing in the glimpses we got but I just felt a bit cheated that so little actually happened.
… (mais)
krau0098 | 1 outra crítica | Feb 15, 2024 |



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