Among Wolves

Among Wolves

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by Scott O'Connor
     
 

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Midway through his summer vacation, eight year-old Huddie Blaylock suddenly realizes the reason for his recent, nagging paranoia: his normal, if slightly dysfunctional family has been replaced by imposters. Possessing the inflexible determination of the young and/or mentally ill, he embarks on a decade-long, cross-country search for the truth that will carry him

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Midway through his summer vacation, eight year-old Huddie Blaylock suddenly realizes the reason for his recent, nagging paranoia: his normal, if slightly dysfunctional family has been replaced by imposters. Possessing the inflexible determination of the young and/or mentally ill, he embarks on a decade-long, cross-country search for the truth that will carry him through second-rate amusement parks, nightmarish nursing homes, 24-hour adult novelty shops and the wilds of Midwestern suburbia.

Editorial Reviews

Judy Moffett
Mesmerizes...O'Connor knows how to spin a tale.
Small Spiral Notebook
Kendra Hibbert
An auspicious debut...styled and precise.
Forest of Dead Trees
Natalie Nichols
Funny and harrowing...A vigilant search for belonging.
Los Angeles CityBeat
Los Angeles Times Book Review - Susan Salter Reynolds
"O'Connor is one to watch."
Los Angeles CityBeat - Natalie Nichols
"Funny and harrowing...A vigilant search for belonging."
Small Spiral Notebook - Judy Moffett
"Mesmerizes...O'Connor knows how to spin a tale."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780974847917
Publisher:
Swannigan & Wright Literary Matter, The
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Product dimensions:
47.50(w) x 70.00(h) x 2.50(d)

Meet the Author

An "amazing new talent [in] the world of fiction" (Library Journal), Scott O'Connor is the author of the novel "Untouchable" and the novella "Among Wolves". The New York Times said of "Untouchable": "O'Connor speaks softly and somehow manages to make something beautiful of unspeakable matters...in a voice so insistently stirring, you want to lean in close to catch every word."

He was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of an air-traffic controller and a preschool teacher. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.

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Among Wolves 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book tonight and flew through it. It was a very easy read with an interesting storyline. I would have to say my only complaint would be, I felt like the story wasn't totally resolved at the end. Overall the story was good and flowed well. I felt it was a very interesting read for more than one reason. I will leave it at that. Although before I go, take a chance and read this story by S. O'Connor.
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NancyGC More than 1 year ago
It came to my nook with the writing to far to the right which cut off half the words making me guess what they were. The Untouchable is by far the better book.
Beth Edwards More than 1 year ago
Yghyyy