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Ordinary Wolves

(2004)
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A stirring and vivid novel about a white boy raised among natives on the harsh Alaskan tundra, Ordinary Wolves depicts a life different from what most people have ever known. In its pages, Cutuk, a boy equally uncomfortable in the ways of whites and Inupiaq, tells of his youth and young adulthood: of his father, who brought his family to Alaska from Chicago before Cutuk's birth; of his adopted Inupiaq family; and of the vast Arctic expanse beneath the frozen sky. It is here that Cutuk grows up - hunting, fishing, and living off the land, far away from the grinding, yet beckoning, machine of consumer culture. Dispelling all mythical visions of Alaska, this evocative novel leads readers down its true trails, to feel the icy pinch of cold, to hunker as blizzards moan overhead. And in the twilit spaces from which animals appear are the wolves - and Cutuk's father - living their lives out on the tundra, unobtrusive, unapologetic, uninvolved in the world beyond.


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"An astonishing book." - Barbara Kingsolver


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October 2008 : USA Library Binding

Title: Ordinary Wolves
Author(s): Seth Kantner
ISBN: 1-4395-6650-X / 978-1-4395-6650-3 (USA edition)
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August 2005 : USA Library Binding

Title: Ordinary Wolves
Author(s): Seth Kantner
ISBN: 1-4177-6996-3 / 978-1-4177-6996-4 (USA edition)
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April 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ordinary Wolves: A Novel (Milkweed National Fiction Prize)
Author(s): Seth Kantner
ISBN: 1-57131-044-4 / 978-1-57131-044-6 (USA edition)
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November 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ordinary Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Seth Kantner
ISBN: 1-57131-121-1 / 978-1-57131-121-4 (USA edition)
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May 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ordinary Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Seth Kantner
ISBN: 1-57131-047-9 / 978-1-57131-047-7 (USA edition)
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2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ordinary Wolves
Author(s): Seth Kantner
ISBN: 0-9659211-6-6 / 978-0-9659211-6-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Milkweed
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January 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ordinary Wolves: A Novel
Author(s): Seth Kantner
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
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