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Titel: The Tenderness of Wolves (1st ed hardback)
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Auflage: First Edition.
VG-/VG- 1st impression 1st ed 2006 Quercus hardback, unclipped DJ, impressive novel. Top corners a little bumped, light top edge crease to DJ and light wear to base of DJ spine, else VG internally. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 9781905204816. ISBN/EAN: 9781905204816. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 050285. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 050285
1867, Canada: as winter tightens its grip on the isolated settlement of Dove River, a man is brutally murdered and a 17-year old boy disappears. Tracks leaving the dead man's cabin head north towards the forest and the tundra beyond. In the wake of such violence, people are drawn to the township - journalists, Hudson's Bay Company men, trappers, traders - but do they want to solve the crime, or exploit it? One-by-one the assembled searchers set out from Dove River, pursuing the tracks across a desolate landscape home only to wild animals, madmen and fugitives, variously seeking a murderer, a son, two sisters missing for 17 years, a forgotten Native American culture, and a fortune in stolen furs before the snows settle and cover the tracks of the past for good. In an astonishingly assured debut, Stef Penney deftly weaves adventure, suspense, revelation and humour into a panoramic historical romance, an exhilarating thriller, a keen murder mystery and ultimately, with the sheer scope and quality of her storytelling, one of the books of the year.
'This subtle and superb novel brings the freezing landscape of the Canadian woods to such vivid life that the landscape itself becomes a strong character within the story. Once you have dived into the tiny, closeted world of Caulfield and its forbidding surroundings, you will certainly not wish to leave' Crimesquad.com.
'Stef Penney's hefty first novel The Tenderness of Wolves, mines her setting and period for all it's got and then some, injecting plenty of invented intrigue and Da Vinci Code like revelations of Huge Cultural Importance whenever she can. The result is an entertaining, well-constructed mystery that jazzes up the 'real' history in a way that's more Ron Howard than Pierre Berton ... sexy, suspenseful, densely plotted storytelling ... a first-rate gripper with a notably sensual as well as psychological understanding of its main characters. More than this, it is a novel with far greater ambitions than your average thriller, combining as it does the themes of Conrad's Heart of Darkness with Atwood's Survival, and lashing them to a story that morphs Ian Rankin' Andrew Pyper, The Globe and Mail.
'A highly assured debut ... Stef Penney has written an absorbing and stylish mystery' The Glasgow Herald.
'A quite remarkable debut novel' Birmingham Post.
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