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History of Wolves

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of Northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counterculture world. Isolated at home and an outlander at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the implications of his arrest deeply affect Linda as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong. And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake, and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose, but with this new sense of belonging she is also drawn into secrets she doesn't understand. Over the course of a few days, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do - and fail to do - for the people they love.

Winner of the McGinnis-Ritchie award for its first chapter, Emily Fridlund's propulsive and gorgeously written History of Wolves introduces a new writer of enormous range and talent.

Genre: Literary Fiction    

"So delicately calibrated and precisely beautiful that one might not immediately sense the sledgehammer of pain building inside this book. And I mean that in the best way. What powerful tension and depth." - Aimee Bender

"As exquisite a first novel as I've ever encountered. Poetic, complex and utterly, heartbreakingly beautiful." - T C Boyle


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January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: History of Wolves: Shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-4746-0294-0 / 978-1-4746-0294-5 (UK edition)
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: History of Wolves
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-68324-265-3 / 978-1-68324-265-9 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 0-8021-2587-5 / 978-0-8021-2587-3 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

October 2018 : Canada Paperback

Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-4434-5376-5 / 978-1-4434-5376-9 (Canada edition)
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: History of Wolves: Shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-4746-0296-7 / 978-1-4746-0296-9 (UK edition)
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November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 0-8021-2738-X / 978-0-8021-2738-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: History of Wolves: Shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize
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ISBN: 1-4746-0295-9 / 978-1-4746-0295-2 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-4434-5375-7 / 978-1-4434-5375-2 (Canada edition)
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Title: History of Wolves
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
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Title: History of Wolves: Shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize
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