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 a forever frozen in time, the still point of her turning world a is the cruelly truncated affair with Tom, a British tank commander whom Claudia knew as a reporter in Egypt during World War II.Once, presumably, there hadbeen hayfields andlittle farms, cowsand chickens and children.Now, after ... Most ofthepeople wereold, or they seemedold, their faces belying thefigures on their cards; some, though, were young a peasantgirls ... Presumably theytidiedher away somewhere; sortedheroutto an appropriate country, ticked offher card. ... They had barbed wire attheir feetand pillboxes ontheir tops.
|Publisher||:||Grove/Atlantic, Inc. - 2007-12-01|