Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

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Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves—if she isn’t consumed by a wild that was once her refuge.

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““I wonder if she knows her fury will kill her, if maybe she’s fine with that, maybe she would charge toward oblivion rather than return to whatever she fled.”

Inti has always been called to the forests, to the wildness of animals. She has always been called to the wolves.

Now an expert in her field, she is charged with rewilding the Scottish Highlands where the forests are dying out due to a predominance of deer—and a lack of wolves. The locals, whose livelihoods depend on livestock and farmland, could not be less enthused. What they are, is fearful.

As humans collide with the wild and a man goes missing, Inti begins to wonder if they were right to be.

Peopled with complex characters, troubled histories, and covering antagonistic terrain, this is a bounding, breathless novel of the wilderness and the wild, of trauma and healing and rewilding what has been suppressed; this is a triumph.”

<3Miranda

CW: domestic abuse, rape

From the author of the beloved national bestseller Migrations, a #1 IndieNext pick and Amazon’s Best Novel of 2020, a gorgeous and pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish HighlandsInti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team of biologists tasked with reintroducing fourteen gray wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, but Aggie, too, unmade by the terrible secrets that drove the sisters out of Alaska.

Inti is not the woman she once was, either, changed by the harm she’s witnessed—inflicted by humans on both the wild and each other. Yet as the wolves surprise everyone by thriving, Inti begins to let her guard down, even opening herself up to the possibility of love. But when a farmer is mauled to death, Inti knows where the town will lay blame. Unable to accept her wolves could be responsible, Inti makes a reckless decision to protect them. But if the wolves didn’t make the kill, then is something more sinister at play?

Once There Were Wolves is the unforgettable story of a woman desperate to save the creatures she loves—if she isn’t consumed by a wild that was once her refuge.

Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy
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