The Girl and the Tiger
"An incredible, wild journey, full of heart." —Slash, Guns N’ Roses
“Smoothly immersive… nudging at the classics level of writing.” —San Francisco Book Review
“…a magical experience...” —Steve Winter, National Geographic photojournalist
“…a solid, compelling read…” —Midwest Book Review
A girl’s crusade to save a Bengal tiger cub becomes an arduous journey across the changing landscape of modernizing India in search of the wild jungle.
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.
Paperback: 344 pages
CATEGORY: Adult | Contemporary | Literary Fiction | Adventure | Nature | Conservation | Animals | India
AGE: Adult, 18+ (language, violence against humans and animals, disturbing images)
Print: 978-1-945654-31-2| Ebook: 978-1-945654-32-9
*A portion of the proceeds from every copy of The Girl and the Tiger sold go toward creating a wildlife preserve, a rest stop for animals to be safe during their migrations.