By Pierre Benoit
It is a hugely strange event tale describing a looking excursion looking for a mythical snow tiger within the Gobi barren region of Mongolia and north-east China in 1926. initially released in French in 1941, it has now been translated into English for the 1st time. the tale is filled with neighborhood color and dramatic descriptions of the grim and desolate panorama of the Gobi wasteland. an environment of risk and dread is outfitted up because the looking celebration, after many days spent traversing the terrifying and pitiless desolate tract, techniques its quarry. in addition to looking an enormous present from an Australian zoo for the catch of the tiger, the 2 critical characters - Michel Rodianko, a world-weary ex-lieutenant within the former Russian imperial military, and Jack Sanders, a coarse Australian adventurer and big-game hunter – are either purpose on successful the affection of an unique and gorgeous night-club dancer named Alzire, who's watching for the go back of the celebration with its trophy. In a highly-charged sub-plot, the fraught and triangular courting among Alzire, Sanders and Rodianko, and the obsessive clash among Sanders and Rodianko as to who will declare Alzire, are explored in compelling element. the tale leads to a violent and bad end.