WildlifeBook - 2010
A sixteen-year-old boy faces adulthood in a small Montana town, observing love, marriage, adultery, the working life, and unemployment.
Now a Major Motion Picture starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal
"Full of prose that makes the reader shiver, Wildlife is a rich and readable story...It leaves a sense of hope, a conviction that life is worth living."—Chicago Sun-Times
When Joe Brinson was sixteen, his father moved the family to Great Falls, Montana, the setting for this harrowing, transfixing novel by the acclaimed author of Rock Springs. Filled with an abiding sense of love and family, and of the forces that test them to the breaking point, Wildlife—first published by Atlantic Monthly Press in 1990 and now reissued as a Grove Press paperback—is a book whose spare poetry and expansive vision established it as an American classic.