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TIGER: An Evening With Polly Clark

May 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Golden Hare Books is delighted to host the Edinburgh launch for the breathtaking new novel from Polly Clark, the prize-winning author of Larchfield in the beautiful surroundings of The Scottish Gallery on Dundas Street.

Set across two continents, Tiger is a sweeping story of survival and redeeming love that plunges the reader into one of the world’s last wildernesses with blistering authenticity.

Frieda is a primatologist, sensitive and solitary, until a violent attack shatters her ordered world. In her new role as a zookeeper, she confronts a very different ward: an injured wild tiger.

Deep in the Siberian taiga, Tomas, a Russian conservationist, fears that the natural order has toppled. The king tiger has been killed by poachers and a spectacular tigress now patrols his vast territory as her own.

In a winter of treacherous competition, the path of the tigress and her cub crosses with an Udeghe huntress and her daughter. Vengeance must follow, and the fates of both tigers and people are transformed.

Learning of her tiger’s past offers Frieda the chance of freedom. Faced with the savage forces of nature, she must trust to her instinct and, like the tiger, find a way to live in the world.

Fierce, elegant and compelling as the tiger itself, this is less a novel than the very force of nature caught in fiction. Grabbed me by the imagination and carried me into the wilds of animal and human nature.
— Laline Paull, author of The Bees

Please note that this event is not held in the bookshop but a short distance away (around 10 minutes’ walk) on Dundas Street in The Scottish Gallery. This will be a seated event with room to explore the gallery space and enjoy the art before and after the in conversation portion of the event starts.

About Polly Clark
Polly Clark was born in Toronto and divides her time between Helensburgh on Scotland’s west coast and a houseboat in London. Her poetry collections have between them won the Eric Gregory Award and been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and the Michael Marks Awards. Her first novel Larchfield won the MsLexia Novel Prize and was published in 2017 to critical acclaim. She has worked as a zookeeper at Edinburgh Zoo, where her fascination with Siberian tigers began. For Tiger she undertook a research trip to the remote Russian taiga, where, in the depths of the Siberian winter, at temperatures of -35C, she learned how to track wild tigers.

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Venue

The Scottish Gallery
16 Dundas Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 6HZ United Kingdom
Website:
https://scottish-gallery.co.uk/

Organiser

Golden Hare Books
Website:
https://goldenharebooks.com

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