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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 22/02/2018
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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

Winter collapsed on us that year. It knelt down, exhausted, and stayed.

Linda has an idiosyncratic home life: her parents live in abandoned commune cabins in northern Minnesota and are hanging on to the last vestiges of a faded counter-culture world. 

The kids at school call her 'Freak', or 'Commie'. She is an outsider in all things. Her understanding of the world comes from her observations at school, where her teacher is accused of possessing child pornography, and from watching the seemingly ordinary life of a family she babysits for. 

Yet while the accusation against the teacher is perhaps more innocent than it seemed at first, the ordinary family turns out to be more complicated.

As Linda insinuates her way into the family's orbit, she realises they are hiding something. If she tells the truth, she will lose the normal family life she is beginning to enjoy with them; and if she doesn't, a life is at stake. 

Superbly-paced and beautifully written, The History of Wolves is an extraordinary debut novel about the lengths a person will go to find the life they desire...

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781474602969
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Fridlund's writing is vivid..her natural descriptions elicit a superb sense of place.' - Daily Mail

'Beautifully written.'  - Literary Review

'Compelling ... History of Wolves stands out.' - Sunday Telegraph

'Haunting and compelling.' i Newspaper

'The chilling plot is only part of the mesmerising power of this assured and striking debut from this American novelist.' - Press Association

'A writer with a great future ahead of her...her prose is exquisite.' - Louise Doughty, BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review

'The chilly power of The History of Wolves packs a wallop that’s hard to shake off. In the process, Fridlund... has constructed an elegant, troubling debut, both immersed in the natural world but equally concerned with issues of power, family, faith and the gap between understanding something and being able to act on the knowledge.' - The LA Times

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“Wintery and dark”

This is without a doubt one of the most intelligent novels I have read so far this year. I couldn't believe it when I found out this was a debut, it's so beautifully written.
Linda tells us her life from a... More

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“A stunningly written debut”

History of Wolves is one of three debut novels on this year’s Man Booker longlist. Ever drawn in by a beautiful book cover, I love it when the cover fits the contents as perfectly as it does in this case. The... More

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“Simultaneously promising and frustrating”

'History of Wolves' is, as you probably guessed, not really a history of wolves. Just in case any there are any biologists getting excited out there!

It is, in fact, a sombre, somewhat compelling,... More

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