Everything you need to understand or teach The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht.
The multi-textured narrative of this complex novel interweaves three related plots. A young doctor investigates the circumstances of her grandfather's mysterious death, recounts what she discovered while researching his childhood in a small town, and passes on stories he himself told her about his encounters, when an adult, with a mysterious "Deathless Man." Throughout all three narrative lines, the work explores the nature of death, death's relationship to the struggle to live, and the relationship between truth, secrets and lies.
In a brief prologue, the narrator (Natalia, a doctor in her early thirties) narrates her earliest memory - of accompanying her grandfather on one of several shared visits to the tiger's cage at the zoo. During that visit, she witnessed a tiger attacking an attendant, and in narration comments on her belief that her grandfather made sure she watched it.
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