Tigers in Red Weather

Tigers in Red Weather

A Novel

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Bond Street Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780316211338
Characteristics: 356 p. ;,25 cm.


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Aug 28, 2019

This was a decent read. I enjoyed the characters and their strange relationships. This book time hops but you can easily keep up. The ending left me wanting a little more.

Feb 26, 2016

This book had a promising start--great characters and details--but it kinda fizzled and the ending was contrived and disappointing. Still worthing reading, though.

Oct 18, 2015

I agree with Sunflower19. I really enjoyed this book, right up until the ending!

It was such a well-told story until the end....where it seemed to fizzle out in a disappointing way.

Feb 07, 2014

This book is definitely a cut above stories about love, betrayal and relationships, with a mystery thrown into the mix. I enjoyed it.

Jun 13, 2013

And a double shot of Patricia Highsmith mixed in the eloquent prose...

Sunflower19 Mar 08, 2013

I was so excited to read this book. I loved everything about it except the ending. I thought it ended too quickly, like she didn't know how to end, so she just stopped.
The beginning and middle, the flashbacks were done beautifully. I really felt like I was there...I didn't want the story to end!

lilylibrarian Aug 15, 2012

There's more than a tip of the hat to F. Scott Fitzgerald in this wonderfully wrought tale of glamour, privilege, boredom, resentments and martinis set in Martha's Vineyard, post WWII. Cousins Nick (this time a woman) and Helene, both lovely in very different ways, are devoted. They live together while waiting for Nick's husband to return from war, and Helene's plans to remarry and move to Hollywood. Their lives couldn't be different--Nick lounging around the kitchen in her swimsuit, simmering from the repression of her affluent, housewifely life while Helene floats through her odd existence in an opium cloud. Their children Daisy and Ed discover a dead body in the beach house and the secrets begin to wash to shore.


citterf Aug 02, 2012

I recommend this book be added to the Kindle list of books to be borrowed.

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Jan 21, 2017

MARCUSSOCCER2004 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 13


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