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I'm a Chinese student studying in the U. S.. I like reading and talking about books I like or dislike.
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The Tiger's Wife - Téa Obreht A fable about death, prejudice & superstition (from the villagers to the sectarian & ethnic conflict which is "about your name, the places to which your blood is anchored, the attachment of your name to some landmark or event"), and hope (Zora, Natalia & her grandfather) set in a fictional Yugoslavia-like country. (I doubt she is really following the Yugoslavia war timeline.) Not as depressing as I expected given the subject matter. Overall an interesting and fairly well-written book, though the writing could be slow or emotionless at times, probably intentional.