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The Tenderness of Wolves

The Tenderness of Wolves

COSTA AWARD WINNER and WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER. A breathtaking tale of mystery, buried secrets and romance, set in nineteenth century frontier Canada – for fans of THE SNOW CHILD and A PLACE CALLED WINTER.

‘Unquestionably atmospheric, evocative and rewarding’ Independent on Sunday

A tense and delicately written thriller’ Observer

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Canada, 1867. A young murder suspect flees across the snowy wilderness. Tracking him is what passes for the law in this frontier land: trappers, sheriffs, traders and the suspect’s own mother, desperate to clear his name. As the party pushes further from civilisation, hidden purposes and old obsessions are revealed. One is seeking long-lost daughters; another a fortune in stolen furs; yet another is chasing rumours of a lost Native American culture. But where survival depends on cooperation, their fragile truce cannot afford to be broken, nor their overriding purpose – to find justice for a murdered man – forgotten.

The Tenderness of Wolves is a must-read historical epic, weaving adventure, suspense and humour into an exhilarating thriller, a panoramic romance and ultimately, one of the books of the last ten years.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

On Sale: 4th August 2011

Price: £5.99

ISBN-13: 9781849169158

Reviews

'A terrific, gripping piece of storytelling, the meticulous plot executed with tremendous panache' Evening Standard.
Evening Standard
'An intensely atmospheric murder mystery ... Penney's immense tale allows one to feel the tundra's perishing chill in the bones, every bit as authentically as the wintry tableaux of Annie Proulx' Sunday Times.
Sunday Times