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.