Wildlife (novel)

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Wildlife is a novel by American author Richard Ford, first published in 1990.

The book is narrated by 16-year-old Joe Brinson, who watches as his parents' marriage dissolves in front of him as his mother begins an affair.

Reception[edit]

The novel received mixed reviews upon its release with The New York Times criticizing Ford's writing calling it "sententious baby talk".[1]

Film Adaptation[edit]

The novel was adapted into a film of the same name in 2018 with Paul Dano, making his directorial debut from a script he co-wrote with Zoe Kazan.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LEHMANN-HAUPT, CHRISTOPHER. "A Triangle of Mother, Father and Son". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ Lang, Brent. "IFC Films Buys Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan's 'Wildlife'". Retrieved 18 October 2018.