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The Wilding: A Novel | [Benjamin Percy]

The Wilding: A Novel

Echo Canyon is a pocket of wilderness outside Bend, Oregon, and the site of conflicting memories for Justin Caves and his father, Paul. It’s now slated for redevelopment. When Paul suggests one last hunting trip, Justin accepts, hoping to get things right with his father, and agrees to bring along his son, Graham. As the weekend unfolds, Justin is pushed to the limit by the taunting of his father, the demands of the terrain, and the menacing presence of bear....
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Publisher's Summary

This is a powerful debut novel set in a threatened western landscape, from the award-winning author of Refresh, Refresh.

Echo Canyon is a disappearing pocket of wilderness outside Bend, Oregon, and the site of conflicting memories for Justin Caves and his father, Paul. It’s now slated for redevelopment as a golfing resort. When Paul suggests one last hunting trip, Justin accepts, hoping to get things right with his father, and agrees to bring along his son, Graham.

As the weekend unfolds, Justin is pushed to the limit by the reckless taunting of his father, the physical demands of the terrain, and the menacing evidence of the hovering presence of bear. All the while, he remembers the promise he made to his skeptical wife: to keep their son safe.

Benjamin Percy, a writer whose work Dan Chaon called “bighearted and drunk and dangerous,” shows his mastery of narrative suspense as the novel builds to its surprising climax. The Wilding shines unexpected light on our shifting relationship with nature and family in contemporary society.

Benjamin Percy is the author of The Language of Elk and Refresh, Refresh. He has been awarded the Plimpton Prize and a Whiting Writers’ Award and has been included in Best American Short Stories. He teaches at Iowa State University.

©2010 Benjamin Percy (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“Percy’s excellent debut novel digs into the ambiguous American attitude toward nature as it oscillates between Thoreau’s romantic appreciation and sheer gothic horror…A taut plot and cast of deeply flawed characters…will keep readers rapt as peril descends and split-second decisions come to have lifelong repercussions. It’s as close as you can get to a contemporary Deliverance.” (Publishers Weekly)

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    Kate Whitman Snyder 07-08-15 Member Since 2014

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    Yes. Absolutely. I don't know which was better, the story or the performance, but my insides were frozen in terror and suspense.


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    I don't think my body has ever physically reacted to a story like this. I had a hard time leaving my car to run into my house, because I was so immersed in this reality.


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    IT MADE ME TREMBLE. Physically TREMBLE! My heart raced!


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