For this Friday's beginning and page 56 and I using The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht, which I am reading now. I have had it for quite a while, and bought it because the blurb sounds intriguing.
"A young doctor, Natalia, struggles to make sense of her grandfather's death in a Balkan country still scarred by war. From fragments of stories her grandfather told her as a child, Natalia realises he may have died searching for 'The deathless man', a vagabond who was said to be immortal.
Struggling to understand why a man of science would undertake such a quest, she stumbles upon a clue that will lead her to a tattered copy of The Jungle Book, and then to the extraordinary story of the tiger's wife." So far so good!
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"In my earliest memory, my grandfather is bald as a stone and he takes me to see the tigers."
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"Apparently, this is how it stands: a man has died, and there has been a funeral. At the funeral, the man, who is called Gavo, sits up in his coffin and asks for water. It is an immense surprise."
Well, what do you think? Does it sound like something you would like to read?