Once There Were Wolves (Hardback)
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Once There Were Wolves (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages
Published: 20/01/2022
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A wild and gripping novel about one woman's quest to reintroduce wolves to the Scottish Highlands at any cost.

Inti Flynn arrives in the Scottish Highlands with fourteen grey wolves, a traumatised sister and fierce tenacity.

As a biologist, she knows the animals are the best hope for rewilding the ruined landscape and she cares little for local opposition. As a sister, she hopes the remote project will offer her twin, Aggie, a chance to heal after the horrific events that drove them both out of Alaska.

But violence dogs their footsteps and one night Inti stumbles over the body of a farmer. Unable to accept that her wolves could be responsible, she makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn't make the kill, then who did? And can she trust the man she is beginning to love when he becomes the main suspect?

Propulsive and unforgettable, Once There Were Wolves is the spellbinding story of a woman desperate to save her family, the wild animals, and the natural world she loves, at any cost.

'Blazing...Visceral...As McConaghy shows in this stunning book, the limits of language lead us to the limits of empathy.' Los Angeles Times

'Bold...A heartfelt and earnest novel' New York Times Book Review

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784744397
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 392 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Blazing...Visceral...As McConaghy shows in this stunning book, the limits of language lead us to the limits of empathy - Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times

So damn good. A page-turner that makes you think and has a huge emotional impact - Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times bestselling author of Annihilation (via Twitter)

Bold...A heartfelt and earnest novel - The New York Times Book Review

One of those very rare, special novels that changes you as you read ... It's beautifully written and smart and impressively, importantly atmospheric. And it's also funny and warm and perfectly crafted with some of the best characters I have ever read ... I loved loved loved this book - Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

This heart-pounding novel digs into the complex relationships between humans and the creatures with which we share the natural world - Newsweek

Suspenseful and poignant...humans and animals alike can break our hearts - Scientific American

Far more than an old wolves' tale. Instead, it illustrates what it's like to be an outsider from both a human and animal perspective and the level of healing and acceptance it takes from within to be accepted and to accept yourself - Electric Literature

Urges us to take a lesson from the wolves, and learn to lean on one another - BookRiot

Lyrical, captivating, thought-provoking and thrilling, this immersive read will capture your attention from the first page - Good Morning America

The Australian author made waves with last summer's Migrations, a meditation on climate change and loneliness, and returns with a new story set in the Scottish Highlands, where two twin sisters join a team attempting to reintroduce a pack of wolves to their natural surroundings - Entertainment Weekly

Unflinching in its view of the harm humans inflict on the environment and on each other and insisting on the interconnectedness of the two Once There Were Wolves delivers a powerful call for hope in the face of catastrophe - Shelf Awareness

Vividly realized... Gorgeously rendered...A story full of subtle surprises...This is a stunner - Publishers Weekly

Poetic...A lovely, gripping tale about a world that could be our own - Kirkus

Once There Were Wolves is one of those very rare, special novels that changes you as you read, which you do as slowly as you can because you want to savor it, except the pages keep turning furiously because the story is so thrilling and so powerful. It's beautifully written and smart and impressively, importantly atmospheric. And it's also funny and warm and perfectly crafted with some of the best characters I have ever read. I will be enthusiastically recommending this novel to everyone forever. Charlotte McConaghy has cemented herself as a sure-thing, must-read writer for me. I loved loved loved this book - Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

[A] propulsive novel. - Guardian

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“Unputdownable”

With thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for an advance review copy.

Well - it's been a good while since I last read such a gripping book. The main premise is the rewilding of the Scottish Cairngorms with... More

Hardback edition
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“The dark and powerful magic of nature”

I am in awe of the devastating power of Charlotte McConaghy’s storytelling, of the unnerving atmosphere of fear conjured, the deep passion for the wolves and their landscape that radiates from Inti, of the courage to... More

Hardback edition
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“Worthy eco-mystery”

Inti Flyn is a biologist leading a team who are attempting to reintroduce grey wolves into the Scottish Highlands. The loss of a top level carnivore - the species was long ago hunted to extinction in the area - has... More

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