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The Wilding

A Novel
Benjamin Percy

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.

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ISBN
978-1-55597-596-8
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
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Pages
280
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 1/4
"It’s as close as you can get to a contemporary Deliverance."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 

About the Author

Benjamin  Percy
Credit: Arnab Chakladar
Benjamin Percy is the author of three books of short stories, including Suicide Woods, four novels, and the essay collection Thrill Me. His honors include a fellowship from the NEA, the Whiting Writers’ Award, two Pushcart Prizes, and the Plimpton Prize. He lives in Minnesota.

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Praise

  • “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
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