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Obreht, Tea. THE TIGER'S WIFE: A NOVEL. London, England: Weiden & Nicholson, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 348 pages. As New/As New.

The author's first book and debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, including the First American Edition. Published in a very small and limited first run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now very scarce. Presents Tea Obreht's brilliant debut novel. Published to enormous advance praise from fellow writers (which appears in the First Edition DJ) : "The most thrilling literary discovery in years" (Colum McCann). "A novel of surpassing beauty, exquisitely wrought and magical. A towering new talent" (T. Coraghessan Boyle). "A marvel of beauty and imagination" (Ann Patchett). The unusual title refers to the unlikely yet convincing friendship between a tiger which escapes from a Croatian zoo at the height of the German bombardment in 1941 and a deaf-mute woman. The story of "the tiger's wife", as the deaf-mute becomes known, forms one of the main narrative strands that hold the novel seamlessly together. An absolute "must-have" title for Tea Obreht collectors. This copy is very prominently, elaborately, and beautifully signed and dated in black pen on the title page by the author: "Tea Obreht 01.06.2011". Obreht participated in the 2011 Hay Festival, during which the signature was obtained. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement Leaflet. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings and is now highly collectible. This is one of very few such signed and dated copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Selected as one of the "20 Writers Under 40" of the decade by The New Yorker Magazine. Winner of the Orange Prize in 2011 for "The Tiger's Wife". One of the most brilliant living American writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0297859013. $200.00

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