Wolf Season

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Author: Benedict, Helen

Details: Product Description National Reading Group Month "Great Group Reads" selection"[Helen Benedict] has emerged as one of our most thoughtful and provocative writers of war literature." ―David Abrams, author of Fobbit and Brave Deeds, at the Quivering Pen"No one writes with more authority or cool-eyed compassion about the experience of women in war both on and off the battlefield than Helen Benedict. . . . Wolf Season is more than a novel for our times; it should be required reading." ―Elissa Schappell, author of Use Me and Blueprints for Building Better Girls"Fierce and vivid and full of hope, this story of trauma and resilience, of love and family, of mutual aid and solidarity in the aftermath of a brutal war is nothing short of magic. . . . To read these pages is to be transported to a world beyond hype and propaganda to see the human cost of war up close. This is not a novel that allows you to walk away unchanged." ―Cara Hoffman, author of Be Safe I Love You and Running"A novel of love, loss, and survival, Wolf Season delves into the complexities and murk of the after-war with blazing clarity. You will come to treasure these characters for their strengths and foibles alike. Helen Benedict has delivered yet again, and contemporary war literature is much the better for it." ―Matt Gallagher, author of Kaboom: Embracing the Suck in a Savage Little War and YoungbloodAfter a hurricane devastates a small town in upstate New York, the lives of three women and their young children are irrevocably changed. Rin, an Iraq War veteran, tries to protect her blind daughter and the three wolves under her care. Naema, a widowed doctor who fled Iraq with her wounded son, faces life-threatening injuries and confusion about her feelings for Louis, a veteran and widower harboring his own secrets and guilt. Beth, who is raising a troubled son, waits out her marine husband's deployment in Afghanistan, equally afraid of him coming home and of him never returning at all. As they struggle to maintain their humanity and find hope, their war-torn lives collide in a way that will affect their entire community.Helen Benedict is the author of seven novels, including Sand Queen, a Publishers Weekly "Best Contemporary War Novel"; five works of nonfiction, including The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq; and the play The Lonely Soldier Monologues. She lives in New York. Review Firecracker Award FinalistNational Reading Group Month "Great Group Reads" selectionMilitary Times "Reading Guide" selectionColumbia Magazine "Reading List" selectionLiterary Hub "Books Making News" selectionBookBrowse "Editor’s Choice" selection"Wolf Season is honest about suffering, trauma, and the difficulty of healing after war. . . . [The novel] reminds us that we do what's best for our family―our pack―even if it's the thing that hurts the most." ―Chronogram"The novel moves between striking passages that speak war's truth and heartfelt stories about how women―and mothers―experience war and its aftermath. While there are male soldiers in Wolf Season, women's experience is at the forefront. . . . Told with honesty and empathy, Wolf Season is a contemporary tale about how the war always comes home." ―Washington Independent Review of Books"Extraordinary insight and sensitivity . . . offering a unique and multi-dimensional perspective on women as veterans today in the U.S." ―HuffPost"Cuts right into the current tenor of American culture, with characters who are haunted by the violence of war." ―Neworld Review"Like other great art, Wolf Season . . . show[s] us how deeply moved we can be by lives and experiences that bear little resemblance to our own." ―In the Fray"To say Wolf Season is merely a portrait of the war at home . . . would be misleading. Benedict's ambitions are far more sweeping, for the fears and prejudices that motivate her characters mirror the dilemmas in the ongoing war on terror." ―American Book Review"The best way to make moral choi

Languages: English

Item Condition: New

Binding: Paperback