The Tenderness of Wolves

The Tenderness of Wolves A brilliant and breathtaking debut that captivated readers and garnered critical acclaim in the United Kingdom The Tenderness of Wolves was long listed for the Orange Prize in fiction and won the Cos

  • Title: The Tenderness of Wolves
  • Author: Stef Penney
  • ISBN: 9781416540748
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A brilliant and breathtaking debut that captivated readers and garnered critical acclaim in the United Kingdom, The Tenderness of Wolves was long listed for the Orange Prize in fiction and won the Costa Award formerly Whitbread Book of the Year.The year is 1867 Winter has just tightened its grip on Dove River, a tiny isolated settlement in the Northern Territory, when aA brilliant and breathtaking debut that captivated readers and garnered critical acclaim in the United Kingdom, The Tenderness of Wolves was long listed for the Orange Prize in fiction and won the Costa Award formerly Whitbread Book of the Year.The year is 1867 Winter has just tightened its grip on Dove River, a tiny isolated settlement in the Northern Territory, when a man is brutally murdered Laurent Jammett had been a voyageur for the Hudson Bay Company before an accident lamed him four years earlier The same accident afforded him the little parcel of land in Dove River, land that the locals called unlucky due to the untimely death of the previous owner A local woman, Mrs Ross, stumbles upon the crime scene and sees the tracks leading from the dead man s cabin north toward the forest and the tundra beyond It is Mrs Ross s knock on the door of the largest house in Caulfield that launches the investigation Within hours she will regret that knock with a mother s love for soon she makes another discovery her seventeen year old son Francis has disappeared and is now considered a prime suspect In the wake of such violence, people are drawn to the crime and to the township Andrew Knox, Dove River s elder statesman Thomas Sturrock, a wily American itinerant trader Donald Moody, the clumsy young Company representative William Parker, a half breed Native American and trapper who was briefly detained for Jammett

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