The Wilding: A Novel

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The Wilding: A Novel

by Benjamin Percy

Graywolf Press | September 27, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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A canyon earmarked for development as a golf resort. One last hunting trip in a vanishing wilderness. A grandfather, a son, and a grandson-plus one angry bear. Over the course of the weekend, each man will change in sharply contrasting ways.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 280 pages, 7.56 × 5.39 × 0.81 in

Published: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1555975968

ISBN - 13: 9781555975968

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The Wilding: A Novel

by Benjamin Percy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 280 pages, 7.56 × 5.39 × 0.81 in

Published: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Graywolf Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1555975968

ISBN - 13: 9781555975968

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A canyon earmarked for development as a golf resort. One last hunting trip in a vanishing wilderness. A grandfather, a son, and a grandson-plus one angry bear. Over the course of the weekend, each man will change in sharply contrasting ways.

About the Author

Benjamin Percy is the author of The Language of Elk and Refresh, Refresh. He has been awarded the Plimpton Prize and a Whiting Writers' Award, and his work has been included in Best American Short Stories. He teachesat Iowa State University.

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE WILDING : "It’s as close as you can get to a contemporary Deliverance ." — Publishers Weekly (starred review) "The men at the center of The Wilding, [Percy’s] first novel, are not so much crafted as carved with a Buck knife from rough-hewn timber—splintery, deeply grained, primed to ignite. They are outdoorsmen and vets and suburban dads battling against the world, marriages and wars gone bad, lives that turned out wrong. And so they do what all men do, in their own ways: They take to the woods, to the gun, to another life. Fear and deadly choices come, because they always do—especially in the outdoors, especially in fiction by Benjamin Percy." — Esquire "There are a hundred ways to feel frightened and lost in a forest, and the excellent, savvy Benjamin Percy can evoke them all. The Wilding, a brilliant literary novel that feels at times almost like Geoffrey Household’s classic Rogue Male , seems to have been written on his vibrating nerve endings. This book is filled with dread, sadness, tension, and a tireless vision of mankind’s thoughtless devastation of an ancient and more authentic way of life. It is almost impossible to put down. James Dickey must have been whispering to Ben Percy in his sleep." —Peter Straub “Not your father''s eco-novel. In compelling, image-driven prose, Benjamin Percy confounds the old polarities about wilderness and development by sending three generations of men into a doo
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