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Almeta’s review of The Tiger's Wife
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Jun 14, 2011 05:08PM
I missed it too. I was sitting there wondering what the stories about the deathless man and the tiger's wife actually had to do with anything. But I still liked it!
Jun 24, 2011 10:00PM
the only thing that seems to connect the stories is that the deathless man is the herbalist that "steals" Amana from Luka, the butcher. he saves her by breaking the cup, but then his uncle takes her and curses him. the tiger's wife is Amana's sister, and she only ever encounters the tiger and natalia's grandfather because her sister ran off with the doctor who becomes the deathless man. the clue is in the conversation the deathless man has with the grandfather around pg 185.
Jun 24, 2011 10:43PM
Hmmmm, will have to re-read around page 185.
[ who picked up the "mora" at the crossroads?
Jul 05, 2011 11:54AM
For answer, go to the bottom of this page and click on the discussion question, "The Deathless Man?". See Vasha7's explanation.
Oct 06, 2011 07:37PM
The "mora" was Barba Ivan. He kept on collecting the coins and paintings left at his son's grave so that his wife would not lose her faith and feel comforted that the grave is clean.
Oct 19, 2011 10:00AM
Marie wrote: "the only thing that seems to connect the stories is that the deathless man is the herbalist that "steals" Amana from Luka, the butcher. he saves her by breaking the cup, but then his uncle takes h..."
Wow, I would have never figured out that the deathless man is the herbalist that "steals" Amana from Luka; I am so glad to know that. Did you just figure that out on your own Marie or did you read it in a discussion guide somewhere? We are about to discuss this book Sunday night in my bookclub, any other insights would be helpful!
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Oct 19, 2011 04:05PM
Yara wrote: "The "mora" was Barba Ivan. He kept on collecting the coins and paintings left at his son's grave so that his wife would not lose her faith and feel comforted that the grave is clean."
Thank you Yara...That is the answer I was looking for and it actually fits with some of the clues.
everyone is confusing me about the deathless man...I thought I had that one resolved!!!
Nov 21, 2011 06:55AM
I remember thinking that the Deathless Man was the one who saved Amana from imminent death and stole her heart. And I'm glad I was paying attention at the end and was able to guess the identify of the Mora. I agree that the grandfather should have been the narrator of the story. The granddaughter and her friend didn't seem to be very important.
Connie (Ava Catherine)
Dec 20, 2012 09:25PM
Almeta, giving this one a try. Thanks for the review. ; )
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