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The Night Tiger
by Yangsze Choo

PBR Review At the heart of this book are beautiful characters, and a captivating story filled with Chinese mythology, superstition, and culture. The setting is 1930s Malaya and it follows the lives of Ji Lin, a young woman making sacrifices to help pay off her mother's debt and Ren, a young boy trying to find his former master's lost finger, so his master's spirit will not wander for eternity. It's an alluring love story with a touch of mystery that will take the reader to a world that is equal parts mysticism and reality. This is a book with many layers; some will warm your heart and some will intrigue. Recommend for those that love beautiful prose, magical realism or reading about new cultures.Back.
Talking Points: The Night Tiger has themes of servants and masters roles, Chinese folklore and superstition, and sibling rivalry. It also touches on family obligation and dysfunction as Ji Lin, a young girl makes many sacrifices to help pay off her mother's debt. There is also abuse and violence in the family unit. Recommend for book clubs seeking something different as this book is part mystery, part fantasy, and part romance.
PBR Reader Comments:
A beautifully written mystery that combines murder, superstition, Chinese culture and romance into an intriguing mystical story. The characters are unique and fully developed.
by-Linda 2019/04/05, 03:58 AM

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