- "Percy's novel unabashedly invites comparisons to James Dickey's Deliverance . . . but it stands on its own with its glittering prose."—The New York Times Book Review
A canyon earmarked for development as a golf resort. One last hunting trip in a vanishing wilderness. A grandfather, a son, and a grandson—plus one angry bear. Over the course of the weekend, each man will change in sharply contrasting ways.
- “The men at the center of The Wilding, [Percy’s] first novel, are not so much crafted as carved with a Buck knife from rough-hewn timber—splintery, deeply grained, primed to ignite. . . . They take to the woods, to the gun, to another life.”—Esquire
- “At the core of this powerfully written first novel about a father-son-grandson hunting and fishing expedition into the mountains of Central Oregon stands an old theme in American fiction: the test of ordinary folks against the wilderness.”—NPR
- “Percy gathers up the threads of these cheerless, fearful lives, dissatisfied with themselves and their families, angered by the sense their existence is meaningless, and spurs them to destiny.”—The Oregonian
- “Percy’s excellent debut novel . . . digs into the ambiguous American attitude toward nature as it oscillates between Thoreau’s romantic appreciation and sheer gothic horror.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review