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The Wilding

(2010)
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A powerful debut novel set in a threatened western landscape, from the award-winning author of Refresh, Refresh

Echo Canyon is a disappearing pocket of wilderness outside of Bend, Oregon, and the site of conflicting memories for Justin Caves and his father, Paul. It's now slated for redevelopment as a golfing resort. When Paul suggests one last hunting trip, Justin accepts, hoping to get things right with his father this time, and agrees to bring his son, Graham, along.

As the weekend unfolds, Justin is pushed to the limit by the reckless taunting of his father, the physical demands of the terrain, and the menacing evidence of the hovering presence of bear. All the while, he remembers the promise he made to his skeptical wife: to keep their son safe.

Benjamin Percy, a writer whose work Dan Chaon called "bighearted and drunk and dangerous,' shows his mastery of narrative suspense as the novel builds to its surprising climax. The Wilding shines unexpected light on our shifting relationship with nature and family in contemporary society.


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"Bighearted and drunk and dangerous." - Dan Chaon


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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wilding: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Percy
ISBN: 1-55597-569-0 / 978-1-55597-569-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wilding: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Percy
ISBN: 1-55597-596-8 / 978-1-55597-596-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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Audio Editions

September 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Wilding: A Novel (Library Edition)
Author(s): Benjamin Percy
ISBN: 1-4417-6875-0 / 978-1-4417-6875-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wilding: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Percy
ISBN: 1-4417-6877-7 / 978-1-4417-6877-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wilding: A Novel (Library Edition)
Author(s): Benjamin Percy
ISBN: 1-4417-6876-9 / 978-1-4417-6876-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Wilding: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Percy
ISBN: 1-4417-6878-5 / 978-1-4417-6878-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wilding: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


September 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wilding: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wilding: A Novel
Author(s): Benjamin Percy
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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