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History of Wolves

(2017)
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"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


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
 
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Hardback Editions

February 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: History of Wolves
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-4746-0294-0 / 978-1-4746-0294-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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February 2017 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: History of Wolves
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-68324-265-3 / 978-1-68324-265-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 0-8021-2587-5 / 978-0-8021-2587-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Paperback Editions

January 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)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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December 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: 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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October 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: History of Wolves
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-4746-0296-7 / 978-1-4746-0296-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: History of Wolves
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-4746-0295-9 / 978-1-4746-0295-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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January 2017 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
ISBN: 1-4434-5375-7 / 978-1-4434-5375-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: History of Wolves
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
Publisher: Orion
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: History of Wolves
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
Publisher: Orion
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: History of Wolves
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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January 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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January 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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