Winner of the Man Booker Prize
The elderly Claudia Hampton, a best-selling author of popular history; lies alone in a London hospital bed. Memories of her life still glow in her fading consciousness, but she imagines writing a history of the world. Instead, Moon Tiger is her own history, the life of a strong, independent woman, with its often contentious relations with family and friends. At its center -- forever frozen in time, the still point of her turning world -- is the cruelly truncated affair with Tom, a British tank commander whom Claudia knew as a reporter in Egypt during World War II.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - gypsysmom - LibraryThing
Moon Tiger is a brand of mosquito coil that, like life, burns briefly before turning to ash. Claudia Hampton is 76, lying in a hospital bed, dying of cancer and reflecting on her past. A former ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - m.belljackson - LibraryThing
Evocative portrait of 1940s wartime Cairo and Egyptian desert eventually winds back to Montezuma (Cuauhtemoc?) and Cortez in Mexico. Claudia, the main character, works as a newspaper correspondent ... Read full review