Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman audiobook

Little Wolves

By Thomas Maltman
Read by Hillary Huber

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
8.38 Hours Unabridged
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Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that’s pushing family farms to the brink, Little Wolves features the intertwining stories of a father searching for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, and a pastor’s wife (and washed-out scholar of early Anglo-Saxon literature) who has returned to the town for mysterious reasons of her own. A penetrating look at small-town America from the award-winning author of The Night BirdsLittle Wolves weaves together elements of folklore and Norse mythology while being driven by a powerful murder mystery; a page-turning literary triumph.

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Summary

Summary

Selected for the January 2013 Indie Next List

Set on the Minnesota prairie in the late 1980s during a drought season that’s pushing family farms to the brink, Little Wolves features the intertwining stories of a father searching for answers after his son commits a heinous murder, and a pastor’s wife (and washed-out scholar of early Anglo-Saxon literature) who has returned to the town for mysterious reasons of her own. A penetrating look at small-town America from the award-winning author of The Night BirdsLittle Wolves weaves together elements of folklore and Norse mythology while being driven by a powerful murder mystery; a page-turning literary triumph.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Part allegory, part mystery, and pure poetry, layered with Norse mythology and Anglo Saxon narratives, Maltman’s second novel is dark, redemptive, and very beautiful.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune
“Took my breath away…As rich in myth and metaphors as Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“So good…Magical story, magical writing.” Twin Cities Pioneer Press
“At its heart, Little Wolves is a powerful mystery…With a lyrical style that is anything but ripped from the headlines, Maltman combines mythology and small-town claustrophobia to show how the roots of the violence were planted before Seth was born.” Christian Science Monitor
“Powerful…Skillfully evoked…Maltman skillfully evokes oppressive small-town life and the far-reaching consequences of violence.” Publishers Weekly
“A haunting, complex story…Hillary Huber’s narration is as sparse as the desolate German farming community where the events take place. She builds the suspense, slowly pulling away layers of secrets with a minimalist delivery. Her measured pace and unembellished narration engage the listener with this community and its mysteries.” AudioFile
“In gorgeous prose, Maltman conjures both the irrational suspicion and the heartwarming connections forged in a small town during times of trauma.” Booklist
“Smart thrills.” Library Journal
“Layered with literary and mythic allusions…A satisfying and unforgettable read.” School Library Journal
Little Wolves is beautifully written, both in the style of prose and pacing of the narrative.” Grand Rapids Herald-Review

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Author

Author Bio: Thomas Maltman

Author Bio: Thomas Maltman

Thomas Maltman’s essays, poetry, and fiction have been published in many literary journals. He has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and lives in the Twin Cities area. His first novel, The Night Birds, won an Alex Award, a Spur Award, and the Friends of American Writers Literary Award. In 2009 the American Library Association chose The Night Birds as an “Outstanding Book for the College Bound.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English