Written by Eka Kurniawan
Translated by Labodalih Sembiring
On the surface, a young average man. Inside, a hidden female white tiger, in this suspenseful Indonesian crime novel.
LONGLISTED, MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2016
WINNER OF THE FINANCIAL TIMES EMERGING VOICES FICTION AWARD 2016
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.
Read if you: have ever ended a sentence with "... is my spirit animal"