Tigers in Red Weather
by Liza Klaussmann
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Pub Date 10 Jul 2012 | Archive Date 19 Nov 2012
Doubleday Canada, Bond Street Books
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Summer seemed to arrive at that moment, with its mysterious mixture of salt, cold flesh and fuel.
Nick and her cousin, Helena, have grown up sharing sultry summer heat, sunbleached boat docks, and midnight gin parties on Martha's Vineyard in a glorious old family estate known as Tiger House. In the days following the end of the Second World War, the world seems to offer itself up, and the two women are on the cusp of their 'real lives': Helena is off to Hollywood and a new marriage, while Nick is heading for a reunion with her own young husband, Hughes, about to return from the war.
Soon the gilt begins to crack. Helena's husband is not the man he seemed to be, and Hughes has returned from the war distant, his inner light curtained over. On the brink of the 1960s, back at Tiger House, Nick and Helena--with their children, Daisy and Ed--try to recapture that sense of possibility. But when Daisy and Ed discover the victim of a brutal murder, the intrusion of violence causes everything to unravel. The members of the family spin out of their prescribed orbits, secrets come to light, and nothing about their lives will ever be the same.
Brilliantly told from five points of view, with a magical elegance and suspenseful dark longing, Tigers in Red Weather is an unforgettable debut novel from a writer of extraordinary insight and accomplishment.
Liza Klaussmann worked as a journalist for the New York Times for over a decade. She received a BA in Creative Writing from Barnard College, where she was awarded the Howard M. Teichman Prize for Prose. She lived in Paris for ten years and she recently completed with distinction an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, in London, where she lives. She is the great-great-great granddaughter of Herman Melville. The author lives in London, UK.
Praise for Tigers in Red Weather:
"With sultry prose and a sure hand for suspense, Liza Klaussmann
expertly weaves a vivid tale of glamour and despair, fidelity and
betrayal, secrets and abandon. Tigers in Red Weather will have you furiously postponing all human interaction until its gripping finale."
—Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette
"And we just saw this lovely rave: “Along with a particularly evocative title and cover, this book has a red-hot plot….Don’t miss.”