Wolf

An anti true crime novel about patricide, adolescent desire, and Southern working class life.

Fiction

$15.95

Begun as a response to a front page photograph illustrating a tragedy that the media quickly sensationalized in the early 2000’s, Wolf tells the composite truth of two brothers, a family friend, a father, and a murder. Skeptical of news cycles and the way trials become page-turners, this book forgoes the standards of true crime: quick conclusions and moralistic underpinnings. Instead, motivated by an attempt to extend empathy, its reconstruction unfolds in tones of witness and meditation. What results is a story about the extremities to which deeply unchecked abuse and ongoing trauma can push a family.

Praise

Wolf is a horror story, a love story, story of survival, of parenting and of coming of age. It manages to be so many contradictory things by a-newly creating the English language—by making a brand new English that is both alienating and intimate. It is a marvel.

-Tiphanie Yanique
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Details
ISBN: 9781643620220
Paperback, 144 pg, 5 x 7.75 in
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Reviews

This heartbreaking story of patricide will move readers with its startling notes of empathy.

Douglas A. Martin is the author of books of poetry and prose, including: Once You Go Back, Your Body Figured, In The Time of Assignments, Branwell, and They Change the …

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