I recently received a book subscription from Green Apple Books, a San Fransisco-based bookstore, as a gift.
Once a month, for a year, I will receive a new book; a surprise, a lovely gift wrapped with a bow.
The first one arrived yesterday. How exciting!
Man Tiger by Eka Kurniawan, an Indonesian writer.
Folded inside the book was an interview with the author, another unexpected treat.
Here is the description from the back cover:
A wry, affecting tale set in a small town on the Indonesian coast, Man Tiger tells the story of two interlinked and tormented families and of Margio, a young man ordinary in all particulars except that he conceals within himself a supernatural female white tiger. The inequities and betrayals of family life coalesce around and torment this magical being. An explosive act of violence follows, and its mysterious cause is unraveled as events progress toward a heartbreaking revelation.
Lyrical and bawdy, experimental and political, this extraordinary novel announces the arrival of a powerful new voice on the global literary stage.
I can’t wait to read it, and I’m curious to see what they will send next!