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History of Wolves

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
Shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize

Even a lone wolf wants to belong....

Fourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in an ex-commune beside a lake in the beautiful, austere backwoods of Northern Minnesota. The other girls at school call Linda 'Freak' or 'Commie'. Her parents mostly leave her to her own devices whilst the other inhabitants have grown up and moved on.

So when the perfect family - mother, father and their little boy, Paul - move into the cabin across the lake, Linda insinuates her way into the family's orbit. She begins to babysit Paul and feels that she finally has a place to belong. But something isn't right. Drawn into secrets she doesn't understand, Linda must make a choice. But how can a girl with no real knowledge of the world understand what the consequences will be?

Genre: Literary Fiction    

Praise for this book

"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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February 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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Title: History of Wolves
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
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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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November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: History of Wolves: Shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize
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ISBN: 1-4746-0296-7 / 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
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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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January 2017 : Canada Paperback
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
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ISBN: 1-4434-5375-7 / 978-1-4434-5375-2 (Canada edition)
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Title: History of Wolves
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February 2017 : UK Audio 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
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
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January 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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January 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: History of Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
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January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: History of Wolves: Shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize
Author(s): Emily Fridlund
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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