The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger A sumptuous garden maze of a novel Kirkus Reviews They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us In s colonial Malaya
  • Title: The Night Tiger
  • Author: Yangsze Choo
  • ISBN: 1250316995
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Audio CD
  • The Night Tiger

    A sumptuous garden maze of a novel Kirkus Reviews

    They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us

    In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven year old Chinese houseboy Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission to find his dead master s severed finger and re

    A sumptuous garden maze of a novel Kirkus Reviews

    They say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us

    In 1930s colonial Malaya, a dissolute British doctor receives a surprise gift of an eleven year old Chinese houseboy Sent as a bequest from an old friend, young Ren has a mission to find his dead master s severed finger and reunite it with his body Ren has forty nine days, or else his master s soul will roam the earth forever

    Ji Lin, an apprentice dressmaker, moonlights as a dancehall girl to pay her mother s debts One night, Ji Lin s dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir that leads her on a crooked, dark trail

    As time runs out for Ren s mission, a series of unexplained deaths occur amid rumours of tigers who turn into men In their journey to keep a promise and discover the truth, Ren and Ji Lin s paths will cross in ways they will never forget.

    Captivating and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores the rich world of servants and masters, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and unexpected love Woven through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page turner of the highest order

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    The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo Mesmerizing, mythical, and mysterious, The Night Tiger is a beautifully written novel set in Malay in It tells the story of Ren, an year old orphan who was a houseboy to a doctor. The Night Tiger A Novel Choo, Yangsze The Night Tiger is a rich work of historical fiction combined with magical realism, which draws on the mythology and folklore of Malaysia The novel alternates between two narrative streams both set in colonial Malaya in the s. The Night Tiger A Novel Kindle edition by Choo, Yangsze 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 novel 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. The Night Tiger A Novel by Yangsze Choo, Paperback Up to sh backJan , 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 novel 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. The Night Tiger a mesmerizing tale of murder, romance Feb , Night Tiger is so vividly told, you can practically smell the oleander blossoms outside Acton s house This Night Tiger is worth a prowl Find your next great read The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo Summary and reviews In Yangsze Choo s The Night Tiger, the two main characters, Ji and Ren, are named for two of the five virtues that make up the ethical system of Confucianism Confucianism is a spiritual philosophical tradition born out of the teachings of Chinese philosopher Confucius who is believed to have lived circa BCE , and it has been profoundly influential on the cultures of many Asian countries,

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  • Yangsze Choo

    Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop badly in several languages After graduating from Harvard, she worked as a management consultant before writing her first novel Yangsze eats and reads too much, and often does both at the same time You can follow her blog at or on Twitter yangsz Yangsze Choo is a fourth generation Malaysian of Chinese descent Due to a childhood spent in various countries, she can eavesdrop badly in several languages After graduating from Harvard, she worked as a management consultant before writing her first novel Yangsze eats and reads too much, and often does both at the same time You can follow her blog at or on Twitter yangszechoo

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  • The Night Tiger has a little bit of something for everyone Fans of this Author s debut book, The Ghost Bride will love this sweeping tale set in Malaya Malaysia in the 1930 s There is a lot going on in this book that I am only going to give a brief synopsis of the main characters.Ren is an 11 year old boy on a mission to locate his former masters missing finger so that he can bury it with his body He has 49 days to do so for his master to be a rest If he fails to find the missing finger, h The N [...]


  • Time is running out there are only 20 days left before Dr Mac Farlane s forty nine days of the soul are over If by then he can t find the finger, he ll have failed How will his old master rest Ren remembers Dr MacFarlane s last days, shivering fevers And then the dreams, the waking nightmares in which the old man would cry for mercy, or crawl slavering on all fours If Auntie Kwan had still been with them, she would have taken charge, but in the end there was only Ren A gust of wind s Time is run [...]


  • The Night Tiger offers a stunning look at culture, history, and Chinese superstition Told in two alternating perspectives, and set in 1931 Malaya Malaysia , this is a story of loyalty and loneliness, death and distressed souls, and man eating weretigers Ren, a young houseboy, is an orphan and has also suffered the loss of his twin Alone and with complete loyalty to his dying master, Ren has accepted his final task to find his master s missing amputated finger and bury it with him in his grav The [...]


  • Why I love itby Brianna GoodmanIf someone told me there s a book out there that s part history, part love story, part coming of age, part magical tale that is also a well paced book that clocks in at under 400 pages, I d be instantly suspicious It sounds too good to be true But here s the thing This book exists It s called The Night Tiger, and it s epic and pleasing in every possible way.The book follows two main characters Ji Lin, a dressmaker by day and dancehall girl by night who dreams Why I [...]


  • Filled with superstition, ghosts and the afterlife, the Night Tiger explores colonial Malaysia in 1930s Five people are brought together through a connection of the five Confucian virtues, while mysterious events with no rational explanation start to happen around them.Yangsze Choo has created a whimsical imaginary world of ghosts and spirits that was unlike anything I have read before I was not sure whether I liked the book at first, but it progressively grew on me and eventually I found myse F [...]




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