History of Wolves
Linda has an idiosyncratic home life: her parents live in abandoned commune cabins in northern Minnesota and are hanging on to the last vestiges of a faded counter-culture world. The kids at school call her 'Freak', or 'Commie'. She is an outsider in all things. Her understanding of the world... show more
Linda has an idiosyncratic home life: her parents live in abandoned commune cabins in northern Minnesota and are hanging on to the last vestiges of a faded counter-culture world. The kids at school call her 'Freak', or 'Commie'. She is an outsider in all things. Her understanding of the world comes from her observations at school, where her teacher is accused of possessing
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
I get why some readers do not like Emily Fridlund's History of Wolves. I totally do. There are two primary stories being told in this novel; the narrative jumps back and forth between the two and also fills the reader in on backstory. The connection between these various threads is vague. If you're ...
"History of Wolves" is easy to read but harder to understand. I know how I feel about this book but I'm not sure what to think about it. It's a beautiful piece of writing that uses language with relentless precision to climb inside the head of the main character. Each page is watermarked with ...
If you were to tell me that you got lost in this novel, I would have to agree with you. If you were to tell me that, there were many good stories in this novel, I would agree with you. If you were to tell me that, you didn’t find this novel a bit strange or unusual, I would have to question you abou...
Madeline or Linda or Mattie remembers her childhood, the year she was 15 in particular, in A History of Wolves. She's a lonely, insular girl. Set in the 1980s, Linda's parents are the last remaining members of a commune that was set up in rural Minnesota that fell apart before she started school. Mo...
The reader knows, right from the first page, that Paul dies. We haven’t yet met him of course, not properly, but we will spend the rest of the book getting to know this cute, imaginative, loving but picky and temperamental four-year-old in between glimpses of the court case following his death; Lind...
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