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'Six years ago, Mischa Reese left her abusive husband and suffocating life in California and reinvented herself in steamy, chaotic Hanoi. In Vietnam, she finds satisfying work and enjoys a life of relative luxury and personal freedom. Thirty-five and single, Mischa believes that romance and passion are for teenagers; a view with which her cynical, promiscuous expat friends agree.

'But then a friend introduces Mischa to his visiting eighteen-year-old son. Cal is a strikingly attractive Vietnamese-Australian boy, but he's resentful of his father, and of the nation which has stolen him away. His beauty and righteous idealism awaken something in Mischa and the two launch into an affair that threatens Mischa's friendships and reputation and challenges her sense of herself as unselfish and good.

'Set among the louche world of Hanoi's expatriate community, Fishing for Tigers is about a woman struggling with the morality of finding peace in a war-haunted city, personal fulfilment in the midst of poverty and sexual joy with a vulnerable youth.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    Innocence is like a dumb leper who lost his bell,

    wandering the world, meaning no harm.

    -Graham Greene, A Quiet American

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan Macmillan Australia , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia.
      Extent: 328p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 September 2012.
      ISBN: 9781742610832 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

The Best Young Australian Novelists Marc McEvoy , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 28-29)
'In a strong year for emerging writers, The Sydney Morning Herald shines a spotlight on six winners with extraordinary stories, writer Marc McEvoy.'
Emily Maguire : Fishing for Tigers Linda Funnell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , October 2012;

— Review of Fishing for Tigers Emily Maguire , 2012 single work novel
Bookmark Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 September 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Darkest Little Room Patrick Holland , 2012 single work novel ; Fishing for Tigers Emily Maguire , 2012 single work novel
Expatriates and Escapees Claire Scobie , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 29 September 2012; (p. 24) The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Fishing for Tigers Emily Maguire , 2012 single work novel
The Struggle to Find Existence Alison Broinowski , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 September 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Fishing for Tigers Emily Maguire , 2012 single work novel ; The Darkest Little Room Patrick Holland , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Portia Lindsay , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June/July vol. 91 no. 9 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Fishing for Tigers Emily Maguire , 2012 single work novel
Cool Cougars on the Prowl in a Tour of Greeneland Stella Clarke , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 August 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Fishing for Tigers Emily Maguire , 2012 single work novel
Lust and Emotion in Modern-Day Vietnam Meredith Lewin , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 September 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of Fishing for Tigers Emily Maguire , 2012 single work novel
Love in a Foreign Climate Linda Morris , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 September 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of Fishing for Tigers Emily Maguire , 2012 single work novel
The Struggle to Find Existence Alison Broinowski , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 September 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Fishing for Tigers Emily Maguire , 2012 single work novel ; The Darkest Little Room Patrick Holland , 2012 single work novel
Great Expat-tations Portia Lindsay (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June/July vol. 91 no. 9 2012; (p. 28)
The Best Young Australian Novelists Marc McEvoy , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 28-29)
'In a strong year for emerging writers, The Sydney Morning Herald shines a spotlight on six winners with extraordinary stories, writer Marc McEvoy.'
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