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    The Tiger’s Wife, Tea Obreht  This novel won the 2011 Orange Prize for fiction. The story is narrated by a Yugoslavian girl called Natalia. At the start of the book, her grandfather dies, which compels her to go on a journey to find out what happened to him. Throughout the book, Natalia recalls two of the tales her grandfather used to tell her when she was a child. These are the stories of a tiger, which escaped from Belgrade Zoo in the Second World War, and the tale of a man who could not die. Critics have acclaimed this book for its commentary on Yugoslavia.

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