Paul Rosolie: The Girl and the Tiger on the 2nd floor
Thursday September 19: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Buy a copy of The Girl and the Tiger or a $15 gift card to attend. This event will take place in the Photography department on the Strand's second floor, located at the Strand's main store at 828 Broadway (at 12th Street).
Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.
Being eaten or trampled to death aren’t the usual risks that come with writing a novel. But during the 10 years he spent researching in India, author Paul Rosolie faced both on a number of occasions. In his debut novel that’s already being hailed a “21st Century Jungle Book,” Rosolie explores the vibrant Indian landscape through the lens of Isha, an intrepid 13-year-old girl. But in the 125 years since The Jungle Book was written, much has changed. The Girl and the Tiger, based on true events, takes place in a different India from Rudyard Kipling’s. In a time when we have lost more than 50 percent of the world’s wildlife in the last century, creatures like tigers and elephants are vanishing. More than 100,000 tigers roamed the earth in 1900. Today, there are fewer than 3,000. Elephants have seen a similarly devastating decline. The Indian jungle, and much of the living environment on this planet, is in a state of emergency. The Girl and the Tiger, the result of 10 years of field study, confronts the realities of the Anthropocene. Paul Rosolie has lived and worked in the stunning jungles of South India, studying the migration of tigers and elephants and the lives of tribal people who still call the forests home. Sharing real-life encounters and exclusive photographic and video reporting, Rosolie will discuss the threats facing tigers and elephants, and the incredible events that inspired his new novel The Girl and the Tiger.
Join us in the 2nd Floor Art Department as Paul Rosolie launches his new book!
Paul Rosolie is a naturalist, author, and award-winning wildlife filmmaker who has specialized in rainforests and endangered wildlife for over a decade. His work has helped protect over 6,000 acres of wildlife habitat in critical areas of The Amazon and India. As an author Paul’s mission is to explore the relationship between humans and nature, wild animals, and our vanishing wild places. Rosolie has written for National Geographic, published Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon, and had shows on Discovery Channel and Netflix.