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Kiss of the Wolf

Shepard, Jim

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ISBN 10: 0151472793 / ISBN 13: 9780151472796
Published by Harcourt, New York, 1994
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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308 pages, SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Spotless and tight copy. Record # 456029. Bookseller Inventory # 456029

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Title: Kiss of the Wolf

Publisher: Harcourt, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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When this spare, suspenseful tale opens, Joanie Mucherino has recently been abandoned by her husband, and she is trying to cope while dealing with her eleven-year-old son, Todd, and her comically tactless and intrusive Italian family. To complicate matters, Joanie is now "available" in the eyes of Bruno Minea, a family friend with shadowy connections whose twenty-year passion for her has been flattering but faintly frightening. All of these relationships are transformed one night when Joanie and Todd kill a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident and then discoverstep-by-step, to their horror - that they will keep the act a secret. As the tension between them mounts, it becomes clear that Joanie not only has entangled her son in a web of guilt but also has enmeshed the two of them in a slowly closing net of suspicion and terror.

About the Author:

Jim Shepard (born 1956) was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He received a B.A. at Trinity College in 1978, his MFA from Brown University in 1980. He currently teaches creative writing and film at Williams College. Shepard's work has been published in McSweeney's, Granta, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Harper's, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Ploughshares,[1] Triquarterly, and Playboy. His short story collection: Like You'd Understand, Anyway won the Story Prize in 2008 and was nominated for a National Book Award in 2007. Project X won the 2005 Massachusetts Book Award.


Shepard's stories often rely on substantial historical research. His most recent collection Like You'd Understand Anyway includes stories about the Greek playwright Aeschylus and the Chernobyl disaster. The collection acknowledges over sixty non-fiction works that helped to shape the historical detail in the story.


His wife, Karen Shepard, is also a novelist.
 

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