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.


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]


  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.