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The wolf gift: a novel

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A daring new departure from the inspired creator of The Vampire Chronicles ("unrelentingly erotic . . . unforgettable"-- The Washington Post ), Lives of the Mayfair Witches ("Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature"-- San Francisco Chronicle ), and the angels of The Songs of the Seraphim ("remarkable"--Associated Press). A whole new world--modern, sleek, high-tech--and at its center, a story as old and compelling as history: the making of a werewolf, reimagined and reinvented as only Anne Rice, teller of mesmerizing tales, conjurer extraordinaire of other realms, could create. The time is the present. The place, the rugged coast of Northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest. A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer . . . An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . An idyllic night--shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked--bitten--by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation, as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift. As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as "the Man Wolf" by authorities, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence) . . . As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there may be others like him who are watching--guardian creatures who have existed throughout time who possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge. And throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.
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full_title wolf gift
author rice anne
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lastUpdate 2018-04-21 02:46:17AM

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series The Wolf Gift Chronicles
series_with_volume The Wolf Gift Chronicles
subject_facet Audiobooks, Bites and stings -- Fiction, California, Northern -- Fiction, Fantasy fiction, American, Good and evil -- Fiction, Horror tales, American, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Journalists -- Fiction, Love stories, American, Paranormal fiction, Paranormal fiction, American, Reporters and reporting -- California, Northern -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, American, Transformations -- Fiction, Werewolves -- Fiction
title_display The wolf gift : a novel
title_full The Wolf Gift The Wolf Gift Chronicles, Book 1, The wolf gift : a novel / Anne Rice, The wolf gift [sound recording] / Anne Rice
title_short The wolf gift :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Bites and stings, Fantasy, Fantasy fiction, American, Fiction, Good and evil, Horror, Horror tales, American, Identity (Psychology), Journalists, Love stories, American, Paranormal fiction, Paranormal fiction, American, Reporters and reporting, Suspense fiction, American, Thriller, Werewolves