Fierce, elegant and compelling… the very force of nature caught in fiction.
Laline Paull, author of The Bees
Unsettling, immersive . . . A startling, gore-splattered, nerve-racking exploration of how human and animal territories – both physical and psychic – collide . . . Combining the propulsiveness of a thriller with the raw yet meditative tone of a memoir, Clark writes with a poet’s ear and a naturalist’s eye, and has a deep grasp of the profound contract between indigenous peoples and the beasts they revere. She never loses sight of the endangered creature that forms the beating heart of a passionate, remarkable and uplifting novel.
Liz Jensen, The Guardian
Visceral… exotic… An impassioned celebration of second chances.
Stephanie Cross, Daily Mail
A gorgeously written and unique novel that plunges the reader right into a vividly described natural world.
A captivating walk on the wild side.
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FROM THE JACKET:
Set across two continents, Tiger is a sweeping story of survival and redeeming love that plunges the reader into one of the world’s last wildernesses with blistering authenticity.
Frieda is a primatologist, sensitive and solitary, until a violent attack shatters her ordered world. In her new role as a zookeeper, she confronts a very different ward: an injured wild tiger.
Deep in the Siberian taiga, Tomas, a Russian conservationist, fears that the natural order has toppled. The King tiger has been killed by poachers and a spectacular tigress now patrols his vast territory as her own.
In a winter of treacherous competition, the path of the tigress and her cub crosses with an Udeghe huntress and her daughter. Vengeance must follow, and the fates of both tigers and people are transformed.
Learning of her tiger’s past offers Frieda the chance of freedom. Faced with the savage forces of nature, she must trust to her instinct and, like the tiger, find a way to live in the world.
Tiger is published May 2019 by riverrun.