The Tenderness Of Wolves

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Based on Stef Penney’s critically acclaimed novel, which won Costa Book of the Year in 2006, THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES begins in 1867 in the tiny isolated settlement of Dove River in the Northern Territory of Canada, where a man is brutally murdered.

One by one, searchers set out from Dove River following the killer’s tracks across an icy desolate landscape - home to only wild animals, madmen and fugitives – variously seeking a murderer, a son, two sisters missing for seventeen years and a forgotten Native American culture before the snows settle and cover the tracks of the past for good.

In an astonishingly assured debut, Penney deftly weaves adventure, suspense, revelation and humour into an exhilarating thriller; a panoramic historical romance; a gripping murder mystery; and, ultimately, with the sheer scope and quality of her storytelling an epic for the ages.