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- DescriptionHunters found his body naked in the sw. So begins this breakout book from Stephen Marche, the provocativeEsquirecolumnist and regular contributor to The Atlantic, whose last work of fiction was described by the New York Times Book Reviewas maybe the most exciting mash-up of literary genres since David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas. The body in the sw is that of Ben Wylie, the heir to America's second-wealthiest business dynasty, and it is found in a remote patch of rthern Canada. Far away, in post-crash New York, Jamie Cabot, the son of the Wylie family's housekeepers, must figure out how and why Ben died. He kws the answer lies in the tortured history of the Wylie family, who over three generations built up their massive holdings into several billion dollars' worth of real estate, oil, and information systems despite a terrible family secret they must keep from the world. The threads of the Wylie men's destinies, both financial and supernatural, lead twistingly but inevitably to the naked body in the sw and a final, chilling revelation. The Hunger of the Wolf is a vel about what it means to be a man in the world of money. It is a story of fathers and sons, about secrets that are kept within families, and about the cost of the tension between the public face and the private soul. Spanning from the mills of Depression-era Pittsburgh to the Swinging London of the 1960s, from desolate Alberta to the factories of present-day China, it is a bold and breathtakingly ambitious work of fiction that uses the story of a single family to capture the way we live w.
- Author BiographyStephen Marche is a novelist and culture writer. For the past five years he has written a monthly column for Esquire magazine, A Thousand Words About Our Culture, as well as regular features and opinion pieces for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and elsewhere. His books include two novels, Raymond and Hannah and Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, as well as a work of nonfiction, How Shakespeare Changed Everything.
- Author(s)Stephen Marche
- PublisherSimon & Schuster
- Date of Publication12/02/2015
- SubjectHorror & Ghost Stories
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSimon & Schuster
- Weight478 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine25 mm
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