The Work of Wolves

Paperback | June 17, 2005

byKent Meyers

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When fourteen-year-old Carson Fielding bought his first horse from Magnus Yarborough, it became clear that the teenager was a better judge of horses than the rich landowner was of humans. Years later, Carson, now a skilled and respected horse trainer, grudgingly agrees to train Magnus's horses and teach his wife to ride. But as Carson becomes disaffected with the power-hungry Magnus, he also grows more and more attracted to the rancher's wife, and their relationship sets off a violentchain of events that unsettles their quiet reservation border town in South Dakota. Thrown into the drama are Earl Walks Alone, an Indian trying to study his way out of the reservation and into college, and Willi, a German exchange student confronting his family's troubled history.In this unforgettable story of horses, love, and life, Carson and the entire ensemble of characters learn, in very different ways, about the strong bonds that connect people to each other and to the land on which they live.

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When fourteen-year-old Carson Fielding bought his first horse from Magnus Yarborough, it became clear that the teenager was a better judge of horses than the rich landowner was of humans. Years later, Carson, now a skilled and respected horse trainer, grudgingly agrees to train Magnus's horses and teach his wife to ride. But as Carson ...

KENT MEYERS is the author of The Work of Wolves , Light in the Crossing , The River Warren , and The Witness of Combines . He is a recipient of an ALA Alex Award, two Minnesota Book Awards, and a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Association Award. His work has been included in the New York Times list of Notable Books and is publishe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:420 pages, 8.12 × 5.44 × 1.16 inPublished:June 17, 2005Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0156031426

ISBN - 13:9780156031424

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PRAISE FOR THE WORK OF WOLVESThe novel's fine characterizations, crisp dialogue and fully realized sense of place make The Work of Wolves compelling." -THE DENVER POST"Kent Meyers's new novel is the kind of book that demands and rewards fierce loyalty . . . I instantly fell under its spell." -THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR "