Author: P A Krishnan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 014028303X
A novel about love and loss, about the persistence of the past and the redemptive powers of memory, THE TIGER CLAW TREE is a brilliant debut.
This sprawling family saga set in small-town Tamil Nadu, follows the fluctuating fortunes of four generations of a Tenkalai Iyengar family, as each generation deals with the legacy of an old family curse. Ponn, the matriach, forces her children and grandchildren to deal with events and people from their past, known from half-remembered family anecdotes. Their quest exhumes relatives conveniently dead or forgotten.