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The Wildlands

(2018)
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From the award-winning author of The Lightkeepers comes a pause-resisting new novel that explores the bond between siblings and the animal instincts that threaten to destroy them.

When a Category Five tornado ravaged Mercy, Oklahoma, no family in the small town lost more than the McClouds. Their home and farm were instantly demolished, and orphaned siblings Darlene, Jane, and Cora made media headlines. This relentless national attention and the tornado's aftermath caused great tension with their brother, Tucker, who soon abandoned his sisters and disappeared.

On the three-year anniversary of the tornado, a cosmetics factory outside of Mercy is bombed, and the lab animals trapped within are released. Tucker reappears, injured from the blast, and seeks the help of nine-year-old Cora. Caught up in the thrall of her charismatic brother, whom she has desperately missed, Cora agrees to accompany Tucker on a cross-country mission to make war on human civilization.

Cora becomes her brother's unwitting accomplice, taking on a new identity while engaging in acts of escalating violence. Darlene works with Mercy police to find her siblings, leading to an unexpected showdown at a zoo in Southern California.

The Wildlands is another remarkable literary thriller from critically acclaimed writer Abby Geni, one that examines what happens when one family becomes trapped in the tenuous space between the human and animal worlds.

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Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Every scene of this cleverly plotted novel is drawn with complex prose, rich detail, and an authorial voice that wisely observes the human animal. Abby Geni is my new favorite writer." - Bonnie Jo Campbell

"In a novel with a locomotive plot and an urgent political timeliness, it’s a true testament to Abby Geni’s authorial prowess and big heart that the most memorable thing about this book is the love and determination of a family beset by tragedy. You’ll be a better, wiser person after you read this book. You’ll also be thrilled, from first page to last." - Peter Geye

"In exquisite prose, Geni renders the ecstasy and anguish of familial love, and the ways it can lead us to the edges of who we imagine ourselves to be. A savage, glittering novel." - Megan Kruse

"Fast-paced and breathtaking, The Wildlands will transfix you from its opening natural disaster to its shocking and violent climax. In Abby Geni's hands, even a haircut becomes suspenseful. This book grabs you and won't let go." - David James Poissant


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Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wildlands: A Novel
Author(s): Abby Geni
ISBN: 1-61902-234-6 / 978-1-61902-234-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wildlands: A Novel
Author(s): Abby Geni
ISBN: 1-64009-257-9 / 978-1-64009-257-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Wildlands
Author(s): Abby Geni
ISBN: 1-982527-59-5 / 978-1-982527-59-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: The Wildlands: A Novel
Author(s): Abby Geni
ISBN: 1-982527-60-9 / 978-1-982527-60-0
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Wildlands: A Novel
Author(s): Abby Geni
ISBN: 1-982527-61-7 / 978-1-982527-61-7
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wildlands: A Novel
Author(s): Abby Geni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wildlands: A Novel
Author(s): Abby Geni
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wildlands: A Novel
Author(s): Abby Geni
Publisher: Counterpoint
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