History of Wolves

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History of Wolves[1]
AuthorEmily Fridlund
Publication date

History of Wolves is the 2017 debut novel by Emily Fridlund. In September 2017, it was shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize.[2]

The novel tells of Linda, 14-year-old girl whose family are the last residents of a Minnesota commune, ill treated at school and misunderstood by her idealistic parents, the story follows her through the year, during which she idolizes a male teacher who is arrested for having illegal porn and she befriends new neighbors a family of three.

The story outlines her search for acceptance, and details the shocking events she witnesses, and the impact that has on her for the rest of life.[3]


  1. ^ Emily Fridlund,History of Wolves. (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Orion Books)
  2. ^ "Man Booker Prize 2017: shortlist makes room for debuts alongside big names". The Guardian. 13 September 2017. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  3. ^ Jennifer Senior, Review: A Teenager Bears Witness to Backwoods Intrigue in ‘History of Wolves’ (4 Jan 2017).