We Were Wolves (Hardback)Jason Cockcroft (author,illustrator)
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Tense, sparse and darkly beautiful, Cockcroft’s story of a boy in a caravan at risk from both human and animal predators mingles social commentary with myth and folklore with bewitching results.
Boy lives in a caravan on his own in the woods. His dad, John, is in prison and promises to get out soon.
All the boy needs to do is survive alone for a little while longer. But dark forces are circling - like the dangerous man in the Range Rover, who is looking for his stolen money. And then there are the ancient forces that have lain asleep in the woods for an age...
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 210 x 170 x 20 mm
'A truly original and affecting piece of work. Unsettling but beautiful, sparse but packed with heart, it's a real invasion of the senses' - Phil Earle
'This beautiful, tensely written book is a classic of its kind, squeezing every drop of tension out of the reader until the final, hallucinatory climax .. beautifully written, taut and tense' - Melvin Burgess
'Yearning regret punctuated by glimpses of real companionship and pure dread. What a joy to see Jason's pictures matched by such an unsentimental but tender story' - Geraldine McCaughrean
'Wild and unsettling and extraordinary. Think Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem meets Danny Champion of the World' - Maggie Harcourt
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