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The Night Tiger: A Novel

The Night Tiger: A Novel

Written by Yangsze Choo

Narrated by Yangsze Choo


The Night Tiger: A Novel

Written by Yangsze Choo

Narrated by Yangsze Choo

ratings:
4.5/5 (125 ratings)
Length:
14 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Feb 12, 2019
ISBN:
9781250316981
Format:
Audiobook

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Editor's Note

A Reese Witherspoon pick…

Reese Witherspoon selected this novel as her April 2019 Hello Sunshine book club pick. On her website, Witherspoon says, “Set in a tiny Malaysian town in the 1930s, the story is about a mystifying tiger who haunts the villages, followed by a series of mysterious deaths. The two main characters will captivate you as their paths are destined to cross.”

Description

A sweeping historical audiobook about a dance hall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.

Quick-witted, ambitious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice dressmaker, moonlighting as a dance hall girl to help pay off her mother’s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji Lin may finally get the adventure she has been longing for.

Eleven-year-old houseboy Ren is also on a mission, racing to fulfill his former master’s dying wish: that Ren 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 relentlessly by, a series of unexplained deaths wracks the district, along with whispers of men who turn into tigers. Ji Lin and Ren’s increasingly dangerous paths crisscross through lush plantations, hospital storage rooms, and ghostly dreamscapes.

Yangsze Choo's The Night Tiger pulls us into a world of servants and masters, age-old superstition and modern idealism, sibling rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzling, propulsive audiobook 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.

Publisher:
Released:
Feb 12, 2019
ISBN:
9781250316981
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Yangsze Choo is a fourth-generation Malaysian of Chinese descent. She lives in California with her husband and their two children, and loves to eat and read (often at the same time).



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  • (5/5)
    I love it. much of magical creatures and folklores here i can relate since i live in neighbooring country.
  • (5/5)
    I loved the book. very nice read. recommendable. reese Witherspoon book club recommendation.
  • (5/5)
    Fun mystery that brings 1930s Malaysia in all its multicultural glory to life!
  • (5/5)
    Very very good book! Read by the author, like a cherry on top of a scrumptious cake!
  • (5/5)
    Great stuff! It's got it all --murder, mystery, generational conflict, romance and mostly triumph over evil.
  • (4/5)
    Pretty good read overall, some ends were not wrapped up and u prefer then to be.