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The Wolf Gift

(2012)
(The first book in the Wolf Gift Chronicles series)
A novel by

 
 
A daring new departure from the inspired creator of The Vampire Chronicles ("unrelentingly erotic... unforgettable" -The Washington Post), Lives of the Mayfair Witches ("Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature" -San Francisco Chronicle), and the angels of The Songs of the Seraphim ("remarkable" -Associated Press). A whole new world - modern, sleek, high-tech - and at its center, a story as old and compelling as history: the making of a werewolf, reimagined and reinvented as only Anne Rice, teller of mesmerizing tales, conjurer extraordinaire of other realms, could create.

The time is the present.

The place, the rugged coast of Northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.

A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer... An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency... A chance encounter between two unlikely people... An idyllic night - shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked - bitten - by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness... A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation, as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.

As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as "the Man Wolf" by authorities, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence)... As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there may be others like him who are watching - guardian creatures who have existed throughout time who possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge. And throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.

Genre: Horror

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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles)
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-307-59511-0 / 978-0-307-59511-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles)
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-7011-8744-1 / 978-0-7011-8744-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Paperback Editions

February 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wolf Gift (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-307-99076-1 / 978-0-307-99076-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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1760 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles)
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-09-957482-9 / 978-0-09-957482-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wolf Gift: The Wolf Gift Chronicles (1)
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-307-74210-5 / 978-0-307-74210-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Wolf Gift
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-345-80358-2 / 978-0-345-80358-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor / Random House
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October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wolf Gift: 1 (The Wolf Gift Chronicles)
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-09-957483-7 / 978-0-09-957483-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles)
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-7011-8745-X / 978-0-7011-8745-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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Audio Editions

November 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wolf Gift
Author(s): Anne Rice
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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November 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Wolf Gift
Author(s): Anne Rice
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
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February 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Wolf Gift
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-307-87722-1 / 978-0-307-87722-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wolf Gift, the (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Anne Rice
ISBN: 0-307-87724-8 / 978-0-307-87724-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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February 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Wolf Gift
Author(s): Anne Rice
Publisher: Random House Audio
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February 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Wolf Gift
Author(s): Anne Rice
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles Book 1)
Author(s): Anne Rice
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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February 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Wolf Gift: The Wolf Gift Chronicles (1)
Author(s): Anne Rice
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA