Eka Kurniawan weaves supernatural fable with suspenseful mystery in this taut, elegant and magical novel. Translated by Labodalih Sembiring.

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 every way except one: he conceals within himself a 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 unravelled as events progress towards a heart-breaking revelation.

The Man Booker International Prize 2016
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 Eka Kurniawan

Eka Kurniawan

About the Author

Eka Kurniawan is the author of two novels.
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Labodalih Sembiring

Labodalih Sembiring

About the Translator

Labodalih Sembiring was born in Binjai, Indonesia, in 1983.
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