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Obreht, Tea. THE TIGER'S WIFE: A NOVEL. New York City, NY: Random House, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 347 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's first book and debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Tea Obreht's "The Tiger's Wife". Her precocious first 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 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 in black ink-pen on the title page by Tea Obreht. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Obreht made an appearance at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Laid-in are pristine copies of the Festival Souvenir Announcement Program Sheet and Festival Bookmark. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (American) still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. 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 American writers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0385343833. $70.00

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