Isha is a girl who loves animals but struggles in the confines of school. When she is sent away to live with her grandparents on the Indian countryside, she discovers a sacred grove where a young Bengal tiger has taken refuge. Isha knows that the ever-shrinking forests of India mean there are few places left for a tiger to hide. When the local villagers also discover the tiger, Isha finds herself embroiled in a life or death cultural controversy.
Isha’s crusade to save the tiger becomes the catalyst of an arduous journey of awakening and survival across the changing landscape of modernizing India. Her encounters with tribal people, elephants, and her search for the wild jungle are the source of her revelations about the human relationship to the natural world in a gripping story of determination, discovery, and coming of age.
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Praise for The Girl and the Tiger:
“After so many years spent working in India it is a magical experience to be so viscerally transported there by Paul’s writing. Through Isha’s eyes we walk beside tigers and elephants, in a beautiful and tragic journey through India’s threatened jungles. This is an important journey that I highly recommend you must take.” —Steve Winter, National Geographic photojournalist
“Smoothly immersive…nudging at the classics level of writing.” —San Francisco Book Review
“An incredible, wild journey, full of heart.” —Slash, Guns N’ Roses
“…a solid, compelling read…” —Midwest Book Review
“Only someone with an enormous love for nature…can produce a work of such merit.” —Vivek Shanbhag, Ghachar Ghochar, NYT Critics’ Top Books of 2017
“…A 21st century The Jungle Book.” —Lorraine Thompson, WritersKitchen
CATEGORY: Adult | Contemporary | Literary Fiction | Adventure | Nature | Conservation | Animals | India
AGE: Adult, 18+ (language, violence against humans and animals, disturbing images)
September 17, 2019 | 344 pages
Print: 978-1-945654-31-2| Ebook: 978-1-945654-32-9
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