Tigers in Red Weather
Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two... show more
Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their 'real lives': Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war. Soon the gilt begins to crack. Helena's husband is not the man he seemed to be, and Hughes has returned from the war distant, his inner light curtained over. On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena--with their children, Daisy and Ed--try to recapture that sense of possibility. But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel. The members of the family spin out of their prescribed orbits, secrets come to light, and nothing about their lives will ever be the same.Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, Tigers in Red Weather is an unforgettable debut novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment.
Publish date: July 17th 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
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I damn near didn't read this book. I'd had it lying about for a while, put off, frankly, by the cover, which gives the impression it's a light-weight frothy piece of chick-lit -- and while I am not against such books, they haven't tempted me lately. However, after recently reading two or three me...
I`m not sure what I read. It`s more 2,5 stars, because it was ok and some parts I liked, but I couldn`t get a grip on the story. It`s like something is going on and nothing is happening at the same time. Not what I expected. The synopsis was SO promising, but the book didn`t live up to my expectatio...
This is a tricky one. None of the characters are particularly sympathetic, and there's no one to really root for--they are their own worst enemies. I certainly couldn't identify with any of them, and I hope not many people would!The device of having each chapter be from another character's perspecti...
I'm half way through this book and enjoying it. To me, it's similar in 'feel' to 'The Rules of Civility' by Amor Towles (which I loved). This book has had a lot of good reviews which attracted me to it.....and now I've finally finished it, I quite enjoyed it but the plot got a little too dramatic fo...