I’m about to finish “The Tiger’s Wife” by Tea Obrecht, and it’s really lovely. She’s got a real knack for prose, and the combination of balkan folklore with contemporary storytelling tropes is ingenius. I like how she’s able to write something that feels distinctly feminine without falling into overwrought chicklit terrority (kind of a peeve of mine). Reminds me a bit of Emily Carroll’s storytelling style.
Also, she is younger than me, so I guess I have to hate her now. But not before I do a fanart of the titular character.