Tuesday, December 27, 2011 |
John Vaillant is a journalist fascinated by the relationship between human civilization and the natural world. This fascination has driven much of his research and writing, including his two books, The Golden Spruce and The Tiger.
The Tiger is the tale of a fierce Amur tiger and his systematic attempt to seek revenge on a group of hunters. It's humanity versus nature at its most elemental and dramatic.
In the audio player below, John Vaillant reads a passage from his book in which the tiger is so determined to track down the hunters that nothing will stop him — not even a gaping leg wound.
Can't get enough of The Tiger? Check out another excerpt here.
The Tiger will be defended by litigator Anne-France Goldwater in the Canada Reads 2012 debates. The debates will air at 11 a.m. (11:30 a.m. in Nfld.) on CBC Radio One and will be livestreamed on CBC Books at 10 a.m. ET on February 6,7, 8 and 9.