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Moon Tiger

Fiction: Literary
Unabridged   7 hour(s)
Publication date: 09/19/2018

Moon Tiger

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684416660
Digital Download ISBN:9781684416677


HighBridge Audio presents Penelope Lively's Man Booker Prize–winning novel Moon Tiger.

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Winner of the Man Booker Prize

Penelope Lively won Britain's prestigious Booker Prize for this deeply moving, elegantly structured novel. Elderly, uncompromising Claudia Hampton lies in a London hospital bed with memories of life fluttering through her fading consciousness. An author of popular history, Claudia proclaims she's carrying out her last project: a history of the world. This history turns out to be a mosaic of her life, her own story tangled with those of her brother, her lover and father of her daughter, and the center of her life, Tom, her one great love found and lost in war-torn Egypt. Always the independent woman, often with contentious relationships, Claudia's personal history is complex and fascinating. As people visit Claudia, they shake and twist the mosaic, changing speed, movement, and voice, to reveal themselves and Claudia's impact on their world.


"Moon Tiger takes broader leaps, larger risks. It's a fine, intelligent piece of work, the kind that leaves its traces in the air long after you've put it away.” —The New York Times

"Moon Tiger is actually a singularly tough book. It doesn't flinch from unpleasantness (including incest and death, random, sudden and prolonged); it asks hard questions about memory and history and personal legacy; it's stylistically demanding and inventive.” —The Guardian

“A powerful, moving and beautifully wrought novel about the ways in which lives are molded by personal memory and the collective past.” —Boston Globe

Author Bio

Penelope Lively is the author of many prize-winning novels and short-story collections for both adults and children. She has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize: once in 1977 for her first novel, The Road to Lichfield, and again in 1984 for According to Mark. She later won the 1987 Booker Prize for Moon Tiger.