On Sale: February 12, 2019
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From New York Times bestselling author Yangsze
Choo, an utterly transporting novel set in 1930s colonial
Malaysia, perfect for fans of Isabel Allende and Min Jin Lee
Smart, vivacious Ji Lin is stuck as an apprentice
dressmaker, moonlighting as a dancehall girl to help pay off
her motherâ€™s Mahjong debts. But when one of her dance
partners accidentally leaves behind a gruesome souvenir, Ji
Lin may finally get the adventure she has been hoping for.
Across town, 11-year-old houseboy Ren is on a mission of his
own, racing to fulfill his former masterâ€™s dying wish: that
Ren find the manâ€™s severed finger, lost years ago in an
accident, and bury it with his body. Ren has 49 days to do
so, or his masterâ€™s soul will wander the earth forever.
As the days tick by, a series of unexplained deaths wreak
havoc on the town, along with whispers of men who turn into
tigers. Ji Lin and Ren are pulled together in ways they
couldnâ€™t have imagined, as their increasingly dangerous
paths lead them from lush plantations, to hospital storage
rooms, to a ghostly dreamscape.
The Night Tiger draws us into a world of servants and
masters, ancient superstition and modern ambition, sibling
rivalry and forbidden love. But anchoring this dazzlingly
ambitious, propulsive novel is the intimate coming of age of
a boy and a girl, each searching for their place in a
society that would rather they stay invisible.
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