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Tiger, Tiger

by Galaxy Craze

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This book is narrated by May, the teenage daughter of a troubled marriage. Life changes dramatically when her mother whisks May and her younger brother Eden off to California, to live for a while in a Hindu style ashram.

May awakens sexually, and her mother has to decide between commitment to the ashram or to the people she cares about.

Well written, surprisingly light weight despite thought-provoking issues. I read it in just two days and very much enjoyed it. It's apparently sequel to the author's first novel, 'By the Shore', but thankfully it didn't read like a sequel, and clearly works well as a stand-alone novel.

Recommended to anyone who enjoys light women's fiction. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
Tiger, Tiger by Galaxy Craze is enthralling. The minute that May speaks of her life with her family, you are pulled into this consciousness of teen confusion and vulnerability. She has spent the majority of her life being blown around by the whims of her flakey mother who is always in search of her own fulfillment. She promises happiness for May and her brother Eden through every move away from home but continually comes up empty. The latest move involves transatlantic travel to an ashram in California…far away from the safety net maintained by the children’s grandfather and disillusioned father. May and Eden are thrown into this experience, looking out for each other and forced by their mother’s absence to form friendships of their own… their mother Lucy is involved in her own pursuits.
I give Tiger, Tiger four out of 5 stars. Through the book I lived May’s disillusionment with her mother and disappointment with her father but like May…I still believed in their ultimate redemption. I am convinced that they loved their children but their relationship with each other seemed to always overshadow everything, spoil it and guide them away from the reality of a functional family. ( )
  cassiopia_cat | Sep 14, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802170544, Paperback)

Lucy has always had a volatile marriage, one marked with frequent splits and reconciliations. So when she takes her two young children, May and Eden, and walks out on her husband, no one expects it will be for good. Until she flees England for America.

In the serene, sunbathed California landscape, Lucy, May, and Eden begin to believe that this new country might offer them a chance to reconnect. But when they settle in the Parvati Ashram, what first seemed idyllic threatens to sever their already tenuous family ties.

Like most outsiders, May views the ashram as a cult, but her mother sees it as a place of healing and salvation. As Lucy is taken deeper into the confidence of their leader, May’s initial defenses are broken down by her friendship with the manipulative proselyte, Sati. Thoughts of England slowly begin to disappear as they settle into their new reality, where blind faith challenges human decency, testing the family’s loyalties and asking if a less-than-perfect but real life is better than a vacuous ideal.

With Tiger, Tiger, Craze explores the power and limitations of human desperation, hope, and resolve as she proves that true completeness does not come from the outside, but from within

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Lucy has always had a volatile marriage, one marked with frequent splits and reconciliations. So when she takes her two young children, May and Eden, and walks out on her husband, no one expects it will be for good -- until she flees England for America. In the serene, sunbathed California landscape, Lucy, May, and Eden begin to believe that this new country might offer them a chance to reconnect. But when they settle in the Parvati Ashram, what first seemed idyllic threatens to sever their already tenuous family ties. Like most outsiders, May views the ashram as a cult, but her mother sees it as a place of healing and salvation. As Lucy is taken deeper into the confidence of their leader, May's initial defenses are broken down by her friendship with the manipulative proselyte, Sati. Thoughts of England slowly begin to disappear as they settle into their new reality, where blind faith challenges human decency, testing the family's loyalties and asking if a less-than-perfect but real life is better than a vacuous ideal.… (more)

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