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Praise for "Little Wolves"
"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""
""Took my breath away...as rich in myth and metaphors as Cormac McCarthy's "The Road.""
"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."
"So good, you'll forget about icy sidewalks and a dead battery...Magical story, magical writing."
--"Saint Paul Pioneer Press
"At its heart, "Little Wolves" is a powerful mystery....Maltman combines mythology and small-town claustrophobia to show how the roots of the violence [are] planted."
--"Christian Science Monitor"
"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""
"A work of nuance, craft, and tightly plotted narrative...."Little Wolves" is a portrait of two individuals seeking solace through religion and the law, and finding every opportunity thwarted by that most central tenet of Americana: nostalgia."
"A powerful mix of tragedy, myth, psychological thriller, and discovery told in a style so engaging that the reader might easily get caught up in the beauty of the words if the story itself were not so stunning."
--"Library Journal "STARRED REVIEW
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