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Emily Fridlund - Author

About the Author

Emily Fridlund grew up in Minnesota. She holds an MFA from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. Her collection of stories, Catapult, was chosen by Ben Marcus for the Mary McCarthy Prize and will be published by Sarabande Books. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York. History of Wolves is her first novel.

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History of Wolves

History of Wolves

Author: Emily Fridlund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2018

Text in Arabic. Teenage Linda lives with her parents in the austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outsider at school, Linda wrestles with her craving to belong. And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. But with this new sense of belonging come expectations and secrets she doesnt understand. Over the course of a summer, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do -- and fail to do -- for the people they love.

Eine Geschichte der Wolfe

Eine Geschichte der Wolfe

Author: Emily Fridlund Format: eBook Release Date: 19/03/2018

In den dunklen Waldern von Minnesota wachst Linda in den klaglichen Uberresten einer Kommune auf. Ihre Eltern sind uber das Scheitern ihrer Hippie-Ideale zu Eigenbrotlern geworden, in der High-School kommt sie sich vor wie eine Auerirdische. In ihrer Isolation fuhlt sich Linda wie magisch hingezogen zu ihrer Klassenkameradin Lily und zu ihrem Geschichtslehrer, Mr. Grierson. Es ist ein Schock, als der wegen des Besitzes von Kinderpornographie verhaftet wird und dann auch noch Lily von der Schule verschwindet. Linda hat niemand, mit dem sie uber all das reden konnte. Da zieht eine Familie neu an den See. Alles bei ihnen scheint Linda gut und schon. Sie wird die Babysitterin des kleinen Paul und sehnt sich danach zu dieser heilen Familie zu gehoren. Doch als Paul schwer krank wird, bleiben seine Eltern seltsam inaktiv. Soll Linda trotzdem einen Arzt rufen und damit das gute Verhaltnis zu ihren "e;neuen Freunden"e; riskieren? Eine vielleicht unmogliche Entscheidung fur eine Vierzehnjahrige, die ihr ganzes weiteres Leben beeinflussen wird....

History of Wolves

History of Wolves

Author: Emily Fridlund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2017

Finalist for the Man Booker Award. Finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Winner of the GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction. One of theNew York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2017; An NPR and MPR Best Books of 2017; #1 Indie Next Pick; A New York Times Editors' Choice; A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection; One of USA Today's Notable Books; An Amazon Best Book of the Month; An ABA Indies Introduce Selection The chilly power of History of Wolves packs a wallop that's hard to shake off . . . an elegant, troubling debut. --Los Angeles Times Starkly affecting . . . one of the year's most lauded debuts. --Entertainment Weekly Teenage Linda lives with her parents in the austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outsider at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic Lily and new history teacher Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is faced with child pornography charges, his arrest deeply affects Linda as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong. And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy. But with this new sense of belonging comes expectations and secrets she doesn't understand and, over the course of a summer, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. One of the most daring literary debuts of the year and a national bestseller, History of Wolves is an agonizing and gorgeously written novel from an urgent, new voice in American fiction. Imagine one of those twisty 'Girl'-titled mysteries in the hands of a great stylist. Fridlund's debut is something like that, but better . . . an indelible story of fascination and dread. --New York magazine This captivating debut from a prodigious new talent injects taut suspense into a teenage girl's awakenings as she confronts a web of mysteries in the chilly woods of Minnesota. A lavishly written novel with more than a glimmer of dread. --O Magazine, one of 10 Titles to Pick Up Now

History of Wolves

History of Wolves

Author: Emily Fridlund Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2017

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 MAN BOOKER PRIZE 'A writer with a great future ahead of her...her prose isexquisite' LOUISE DOUGHTY, author of APPLE TREE YARD How far would you go to belong? Fourteen-year-old Lindalives with her parents in an ex-commune beside a lake in the beautiful, austerebackwoods of northern Minnesota. The other girls at school call Linda 'Freak',or 'Commie'. Her parents mostly leave her to her own devices, whilst the otherinhabitants have grown up and moved on. So when the perfect family - mother, father and their littleboy, Paul - move into the cabin across the lake, Linda insinuates her way intotheir orbit. She begins to babysit Paul and feels welcome, that she finally hasa place to belong. Yet something isn't right. Drawn into secrets she doesn'tunderstand, Linda must make a choice. But how can a girl with no real knowledgeof the world understand what the consequences will be? 'One of the most intelligent and poetic novels of the year'New Statesman

History of Wolves

History of Wolves

Author: Emily Fridlund Format: eBook Release Date: 03/01/2017

**A New York Times Editors Choice and Notable Book of the Year; An O magazine Book to Pick Up; A USA Today Notable Book; An Amazon.com Best Book of the Month; A People Best New Book** Garnering rave reviews from around the world, History of Wolves is novelist Emily Fridlunds darkly shimmering debut Literary fictions newest golden girl. National PostFourteen-year-old Linda lives with her parents in the beautiful, austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as the last vestige of a lost counterculture world. Isolated at home and an outsider at school, Linda is drawn to the enigmatic, attractive Lily and the new history teacher, Mr. Grierson. When Mr. Grierson is charged with possessing child pornography, the implications of his arrest deeply affect Linda as she wrestles with her own fledgling desires and craving to belong.And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. It seems that her life finally has purpose but with this new sense of belonging come expectations and secrets she doesnt understand. Over the course of a summer, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people doand fail to dofor the people they love.A compelling portrait of a troubled adolescent trying to find her way in a new and frightening world (People), Emily Fridlunds propulsive and gorgeously written History of Wolves introduces a new writer of enormous range and talent.

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