Hunger of the Wolf

Hunger of the Wolf

eBook - 2015
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So begins this breakout book from Stephen Marche, whose last work of fiction was described by the New York Times Book Review as "maybe the most exciting mash-up of literary genres since David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas." The body in the snow is that of Ben Wylie, the heir to America's second-wealthiest business dynasty, and it is found in a remote patch of northern Canada. Far away, in post-crash New York, Jamie Cabot, the son of the Wylie family's housekeepers, must figure out how and why Ben died. He knows the answer lies in the tortured history of the Wylie family, who over three generations built up their massive holdings into several billion dollars' worth of real estate, oil, and information systems despite a terrible family secret they must keep from the world. The threads of the Wylie men's destinies, both financial and supernatural, lead twistingly but inevitably to the naked body in the snow and a final,..
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2015
ISBN: 9781443422895
1443422894
9781443422871
1443422878
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (272 pages)
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Pippi_L May 15, 2015

I loved this book! The writing is fabulous, especially the searing commentary on the uber-rich.


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Feb 12, 2019

This book was a tough one. Marche can clearly write beautifully, and I loved it that I had to look up several words with which I was unfamiliar. But the premise was too iffy for me. It took me a long time to catch on to what was happening with the key characters. I know it was listed also as a sci fi or fairy tale, but still tough for me to follow or assimilate meanings of so many of the scenes. I have no inclination to read any of his other books.

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funkydave
Oct 01, 2015

i like the plotline but the execution leaves something to be desired, the story of a ultra rich man lying in the snow begs to be discovered, if only to find out why hes lying there, and thats where the story breaks down, i found it kinda dry almost as an biography telling facts both of his life interspered with the lives of Ben and the Wylies family. At the same time giving us a glimpse of how many of the very rich live and interact while Ben and his family were exceptions to the rule in many ways. As i said its has a very intersting plotline but the writing as he does leaves the reader wondering if there is more. a 2 out of a 5

Pippi_L May 15, 2015

I loved this book! The writing is fabulous, especially the searing commentary on the uber-rich.

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