by Reagan M. Sova
Tiger Island is an imaginative alternate history tale. It chronicles an orphaned soccer prodigy and his teammates as they come of age, and awaken politically, against the backdrop of water privatization struggles in Bolivia and U.S. imperial aggression in the Middle East. When an economic crisis threatens their home island, the team hatches a long-shot plan and attempts to find victory in the beautiful game -- even as unspeakable disaster looms.
“Filled with snappy repartee, Tiger Island is a delightful read which brings to mind Wes Anderson’s films and J. D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield.”
--Bob Nastanovich of Silver Jews and Pavement