The Night Tiger

The Night Tiger A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers When year old Ren s master dies he makes o

  • Title: The Night Tiger
  • Author: Yangsze Choo
  • ISBN: 1250175453
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.When 11 year old Ren s master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body Ren has 49 days, or else his master s s A sweeping historical novel about a dancehall girl and an orphan boy whose fates entangle over an old Chinese superstition about men who turn into tigers.When 11 year old Ren s master dies, he makes one last request of his Chinese houseboy that Ren find his severed finger, lost years ago in an accident, and reunite it with his body Ren has 49 days, or else his master s soul will roam the earth, unable to rest in peace.Ji Lin always wanted to be a doctor, but as a girl in 1930s Malaysia, apprentice dressmaker is a suitable occupation Secretly, though, Ji Lin also moonlights as a dancehall girl to help pay off her beloved mother s Mahjong debts One night, Ji Lin s dance partner leaves her with a gruesome souvenir a severed finger Convinced the finger is bad luck, Ji Lin enlists the help of her erstwhile stepbrother to return it to its rightful owner.As the 49 days tick down, and a prowling tiger wreaks havoc on the town, Ji Lin and Ren s lives intertwine in ways they could never have imagined Propulsive and lushly written, The Night Tiger explores colonialism and independence, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling rivalry and first love Braided through with Chinese folklore and a tantalizing mystery, this novel is a page turner of the highest order Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter

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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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