- Publisher: Soho Press Inc
- Format: Hardback | 344 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 208mm x 36mm | 499g
- Publication date: 14 February 2013
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1616951907
- ISBN 13: 9781616951900
- Edition statement: New.
- Sales rank: 446,091
A tragic act of violence echoes through a small Minnesota town 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 Birds," "Little 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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Thomas Maltman's essays, poetry, and fiction have been published in many literary journals. He has an MFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato and he lives in the Twin Cities. His first novel, "The Night""Birds," won several national awards, including 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."
A 2013 INDIE NEXT PICK "Powerful...skillfully evoked" --"Publishers Weekly" " " "Smart thrills." --"Library Journal" "Maltman makes his leading characters so sensitive that you may shudder at the same revelations that so appall them." --"Kirkus" "Here's one I'll recommend--Tom Maltman's written an ambitious mythic thriller that hums with energy and portent. Set under brooding prairie skies, "Little Wolves" has modern psychoses and generational wickedness, ravening devils and uneasy saints. It shifts and dodges like wind, and it rings with conviction and confidence. What more can a reader ask?" -- Leif Enger, author of "Peace Like a River" and "So Brave, Young, and Handsome" "A masterwork of fiction. Not just a good book that's interesting on multiple levels, but a great book that will stand the test of time...I was completely spellbound. Add to this the mysteries surrounding the town and characters, and I felt, often, as though I were reading some contemporary version of Dostoyevsky." -- Peter Geye, author of "Safe From The Sea" "A complicated portrait of a prairie town, a meditation on violence, a fantasia of myth and folklore, and a knockout murder mystery, Little Wolves is haunting, at times terrifying, a gothic cousin to Kent Haruf's "Plainsong." I loved this book." --Benjamin Percy, author of "Red Moon," "The Wilding" and "Refresh, Refresh" ""Little Wolves" weaves the lives of a father, a son, a pastor's wife, and a community in this compelling mystery of murder and secrets. His brilliant use of historical and mythical elements are combined with everyday life in ways that are hair-raising and true. Maltman has a gift for framing unforgettable characters. Everything about this book asks us to examine life more closely." --Elizabeth Cox, Author of "The Slow Moon " "This novel churns with the tension of a building prairie thunderstorm. Tom Maltman knows that dark truths can be hidden und