When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain (The Singing Hills Cycle, #2) by Nghi Vo

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Vo delivers another excellent tale via the cleric Chih, again exploring the ways in which stories change as they are told by different groups with different agendas and different ideas about who the protagonist of the story is. The tale of the scholar Dieu and the tiger Ho Thi Thao is a travel story and a love story and a myth. Chih’s own experience facing the tigers and capturing their version is a lesson and an adventure and a warning. So many layers captured in such a small book. What a gem and a treat!

Read on: December 26, 2020

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