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Fridlund, Emily. HISTORY OF WOLVES. London, England: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 280 pages. As New/As New.

The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most important literary debuts of our time. The first appearance of the title in the United Kingdom. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Emily Fridlund's "History of Wolves". Singled out by the most prestigious British literary prize over hundreds of other candidate-titles, her mesmerizing first novel. "Exactly the kind of book you want to curl up with in the winter. Propulsive, vividly written, laced with a razor's chill, and filled with imagery that's impossible to forget. There is a constant sense of foreboding, of wondering when the truth will crash through the Minnesota ice. Linda is a loner, a teenaged girl who walks to school and lives on a failed commune in the woods. Outside of school, Linda begins to spend time with a young boy and his mother who move into a house across the lake. Fridlund masterfully ratchets up the tension, exploding this story of secrets with crisp, cutting prose that will leave you shocked and in awe. A remarkable novel that just so happens to be a debut by a fiercely talented writer" (Al Woodworth). "Its otherworldly winter escapism is just right for mid-season stir crazy. Supple fiction formed in able hands" (The National Post). An absolute "must-have" title for Emily Fridlund collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, dated (shortly after publication), and inscribed ("lined") in black pen-marker on the title page by the author: " 'And then there's this', 23/02/2017 Emily Fridlund". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The inscription is the first line of the novel's very last paragraph. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed, publication-year dated, and inscribed ("lined") copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online command hundreds of dollars. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Finalist of the Booker Prize in 2017 for "History of Wolves". One of the most brilliant American novelists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO FIONA MOZLEY TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0802125875. $80.00

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