- Publisher: Vintage
- ISBN: 978-0307389046
- Published: May 1, 2011
The Tiger is a fascinating book on a number of different levels. At its core, The Tiger is a forensic mystery focusing on the premeditated and deliberate murder of a veteran hunter by a wounded Amur Tiger.
But the novel is also about the longstanding and complicated relationship between Tigers and Humans; a relationship that up until about 100 years ago was mainly based on mutual fear and respect.
On another level, it is the story of Russia’s Far East, an area that is as remote and beautiful as it is desperate and ungovernable.
Vaillant seamlessly weaves these narratives together to present a haunting and engrossing read.