“…in Abdulali’s lively, unpretentious, humorous prose, the city comes alive...”
“In Year of the Tiger, Abdulali brings to life the rich, vibrant landscape of New York before 9/11.”
“…a moving account of work and identity told in a refreshing manner.”
“…you will find yourself carried along on a sweet, engaging story, told in vivid imagery, with scenes so written that they will linger in your mind for long. The Jungle will ensnare you with its overblown beauty.”
The Financial Express
“This one is exquisitely crafted, light to read…”
"This elegant, surprising and often hilarious novel follows the lives of three siblings - Zara, Kabir and Salma Hussain as they navigate work, love and life in New York in the late nineties…What sets apart Year of the Tiger from many other books is Ms Abdulali’s ability as a wonderful storyteller. The book is peopled with fantastic characters who are at once quirky, charming and completely believable...But the main character in Year of the Tiger is the city of New York (more specifically Manhattan). Ms Abdulali, a resident of Manhattan for the past decade, clearly adores her adopted home and her vivid descriptions are an ode to this vibrant city. Run out and get a copy, you won’t be disappointed."