Stock Image

If the Tiger

Farish, Terry

3 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1883642159 / ISBN 13: 9781883642150
Published by Steerforth Press, South Royalton, Vermont, 1995
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Black Falcon Books (Wellesley, MA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 23, 2012

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

First edition, stated. Signed by the author on the half-title page: "Terry Farish." A Steerforth Press info card laid in. Bound in black cloth with a blind "Steerforth Press" imprint on the front board and a silver-lettered spine. Book is tight, square, and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends unbumped; slight flare to top of back board. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $21.00); Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002912

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: If the Tiger

Publisher: Steerforth Press, South Royalton, Vermont

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

About this title

Synopsis:

A Cambodian-American 'Thema and Louise.' --The New York Times Book Review

From Publishers Weekly:

Like Robert Olen Butler, Farish threads Eastern mysticism and the residual pain of war into a universal human story?this one of mother loss. Laurel Sullivan, daughter of a U.S. Air Force colonel, becomes bound up in the life of Chanty Sun, a survivor of the Pol Pot regime, after Laurel's car strikes and kills Chanty's niece in a New Hampshire snowstorm. Both young women are motherless: Laurel's eternal-hippie mother, Annie, who's left the family, makes chalices out of tin foil candy wrappers in a diner in Franconia; Chanty's mother, Rithy, was tied to a tree in Cambodia to starve to death for stealing a mango. Believing that ghosts sing to children to go away with them, Chanty fears that Rithy will call her 11-month-old son. So as radio bulletins carry reports of her father's deployment in the Persian Gulf war, Laurel drives Chanty to Lowell, Mass., across a landscape of laundromats and malls, to pray at a Buddhist temple. There, Chanty is found by her child's father, the war-damaged Kob, who has the evil "tiger eye" and abuses her. Loving and needing one another, Laurel and Chanty work off the peripatetic ways of the refugee and the "permanent dislocation" of military family life as they grapple for a sense of place, and of connectedness. Farish's second adult novel (after Flower Shadows) is quiet, sensuous and intensely moving.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Black Falcon Books is an online seller with a broad range of titles, including fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and paperback, many of them signed by authors.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If
you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged)
or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the
estimated delivery
date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use
the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business
days.
Mark Mayell
27 Seaver St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
United State...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express