Nadya (Wolf Chronicles)

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Growing up on the edge of Missouri wilderness in the 1830s, Nadya knew she was not like other girls. But when she became a woman and the change came, she discovered just how different she was. For Nadya was a shapechanger, a werewolf like her mother and father before her....

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Nadya embodies the 19th century idea of the Other: she is a woman, and she is an animal. Comfortable in her skin(s), a child of nature in many ways, she cannot fit into the artificial structure and mores of 19th century America. Although Nadya responds without artifice or duplicity to others (Rufus Jones, Elizabeth Metcalf), the priceless honesty she offers is undervalued and rejected. Nadya's search for a place in which she can safely be herself, woman and wolf, takes her across the plains, deserts, and mountains of western America. Fleeing to the utmost extremity of the continent, she stops and stands her ground on the Oregon shore.

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Pat Murphy won the Nebula Award for her 1986 science fiction novel The Falling Woman and also, in the same year, for her novelette "Rachel in Love." Her 1990 novella "Bones" won the World Fantasy Award and her story collection Points of Departure, also published in 1990, won the Philip K. Dick Award. She has published several other SF and fantasy novels, including The City, Not Long After (1989), Nadya: The Wolf Chronicles (1996), and the children's novel The Wild Girls (2007). She lives in San Francisco.

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