“Gripping and fascinating! Wolf versus wolf, wolf versus man, man versus man.”
—Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid’s Tale and Hag-Seed (via Twitter)
American Wolf is the intimate, involving story of the rise and reign of O-Six, the fabled Yellowstone wolf, and the people who loved or feared her. In the book, Blakeslee delves into the complex debate over wolves in Yellowstone. This debate, between pro- and anti-wolf forces, serves as a window into the larger clash of cultures in the West—and indeed, the rest of the country. This is so much more than a story of wolves raising their litters and caring for each other, although readers will get a crash course in the fascinating behavior of wolves. It is a story–with O-Six at the epicenter–of politics, lawyers, the environment, ecology, love, fear, loss and more.
About the Author:
Nate Blakeslee is a writer-at-large for Texas Monthly. His first book, Tulia, was a finalist for the PEN/Martha Albrand Award and won the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Texas Institute of Letters nonfiction award, and was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2005. The Washington Post called it one of the most important books about wrongful convictions ever written. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his family.