Jean and her boyfriend travel to Nepal on a volunteering holiday, a chance to find themselves and gain perspective. But instead, as we learn from her journal entries, Jean finds herself spiralling into unexplained psychosis.
In Moving Tigers, the traditional Nepalese game, tigers hunt goats while the goats choke the tigers’ moves. Jean can’t work out if she’s being hunted or choked, or which of the locals or her fellow travellers she can trust. The cracks in her personality rupture, the chinks in her relationship become gaping holes, and Jean eventually finds herself in the jaws of a catastrophe.