History of Wolves — Book
November 17, 2019 § Leave a comment
Can’t say it’s a great book for someone with depression to read, but I stuck it out and finished History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund. Fourteen year old Linda gets involved with a couple as a sort of baby sitter for their four-year-old son and bears witness to an incident that will leave an indelible mark on her. The story also is about Linda’s struggle to deal with her own loneliness, accentuated by her environment. At school, she is shunned by classmates as a freak, owing to her parents’ failed attempt at building a commune. And partly as a result of that failed attempt, her lonely home — every one else who attempted the commune with her parents has left — is a house by a set of interconnected lakes and the surrounding woods.
No wolves in the story except a stuffed one, and as part of Linda’s general interest in life sciences. This is Fridlund’s first novel and was shortlisted for the Booker prize in 2017. I read it on my Kindle.
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