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Fishing for tigers : a novel, by Emily Maguire

Label
Fishing for tigers : a novel
Title
Fishing for tigers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Emily Maguire
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Six years ago, Mischa Reese left her abusive husband and suffocating life in California and reinvented herself in steamy, chaotic Hanoi. In Vietnam, she finds satisfying work and enjoys a life of relative luxury and personal freedom. Thirty-five and single, Mischa believes that romance and passion are for teenagers; a view with which her cynical, promiscuous expat friends agree. But then a friend introduces Mischa to his visiting eighteen-year-old son. Cal is a strikingly attractive Vietnamese-Australian boy, but he's resentful of his father, and of the nation which has stolen him away. His beauty and righteous idealism awaken something in Mischa and the two launch into an affair that threatens Mischa's friendships and reputation and challenges her sense of herself as unselfish and good. Set among the louche world of Hanoi's expatriate community, Fishing for Tigers is about a woman struggling with the morality of finding peace in a war-haunted city, personal fulfilment in the midst of poverty and sexual joy with a vulnerable youth
Tone
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10150649
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maguire, Emily
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Hanoi (Vietnam)
Label
Fishing for tigers : a novel, by Emily Maguire
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000049169712
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9781742610832
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :
Label
Fishing for tigers : a novel, by Emily Maguire
Publication
Control code
000049169712
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9781742610832
Isbn Type
(pbk.) :

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