The History of Wolves

Emily Fridlund

  • First edition
  • First printing

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Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, History of Wolves follows Fourteen-year-old Linda who 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 their orbit. She begins to babysit Paul and feels welcome, that she finally has a place to belong.

Yet 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?

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  • ISBN 9781474602945
  • Title The History of Wolves
  • Author Emily Fridlund
  • Publisher Orion Publishing Co
  • Imprint Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Binding Hardback
  • Publication date Thursday 23rd February 2017
  • Width 22.3cm
  • Height 16cm
  • Thickness 2.9cm
  • Weight 420g
  • Number of pages 288

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