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Empire of Wild

Empire of Wild

A #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
One of the most anticipated books of the summer for Time, Harper’s Bazaar, Bustle and Publishers Weekly

‘Deftly written, gripping and informative. Empire of Wild is a rip-roaring read!’
Margaret Atwood

Empire of Wild is doing everything I love in a contemporary novel and more. It is tough, funny, beautiful, honest and propulsive – all the while telling a story that needs to be told by a person who needs to be telling it’
Tommy Orange, author of There There

Broken-hearted Joan has been searching for her husband, Victor, for almost a year – ever since he went missing on the night they had their first serious argument. One hung-over morning in a Walmart parking lot in a little town near Georgian Bay, she is drawn to a revival tent where the local Métis have been flocking to hear a charismatic preacher. By the time she staggers into the tent the service is over, but as she is about to leave, she hears an unmistakable voice.

She turns, and there is Victor. Only he insists he is not Victor, but the Reverend Eugene Wolff, on a mission to bring his people to Jesus.

With only two allies – her Johnny-Cash-loving, 12-year-old nephew Zeus, and Ajean, a foul-mouthed euchre shark with deep knowledge of the old Métis ways – Joan sets out to remind the Reverend Wolff of who he really is. If he really is Victor, his life and the life of everyone she loves, depends upon her success.

Inspired by traditional Métis legends, Cherie Dimaline has created a propulsive, stunning and sensuous novel.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 28th July 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781474621618

Reviews

Deftly written, gripping and informative. Empire of Wild is a rip-roaring read!
Margaret Atwood
Empire of Wild is doing everything I love in a contemporary novel and more. It is tough, funny, beautiful, honest and propulsive . . . Cherie Dimaline is a voice that feels both inevitable and necessary.
Tommy Orange, author of THERE THERE
Wildly entertaining and profound and essential.
New York Times
The novel is at times sad, at times humorous, and at times terrifying. Smartly written with believable characters, a tight plot, and breathtaking sentences, this is a must-read literary thriller.
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Revelatory... Gritty and engaging, this story of a woman and her missing husband is one of candor, wit and tradition."
Ms. Magazine