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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 432 pages|
|Published In: ||AUS, 07 March 2012|
Edward Warren, twenty-four, has been living in Thailand for five years, a prodigal son who left his family after an irreparable fight with his father, Luke. But he gets a frantic phone call: his dad lies comatose, gravely injured in the same accident that has also injured his younger sister Cara. With her father's chances for recovery dwindling, Cara wants to wait for a miracle. But Edward wants to terminate life support and donate his father's organs. Is he motivated by altruism, or revenge? And to what lengths will his sister go to stop him from making an irrevocable decision? Lone Wolf explores the notion of family, and the love, protection and strength it's meant to offer. But what if the hope that should sustain it, is the very thing that pulls it apart? Another tour de force from Jodi Picoult, Lone Wolf examines the wild and lonely terrain upon which love battles reason.
About the Author
Jodi Picoult is the author of 18 bestselling and widely acclaimed novels.
Biologist Luke Warren leaves his family for two years to join a wild wolf pack in Canada to learn as an insider about their behavior. When returning from the wild, he can't seem to rejoin civilization, and his human family disintegrates. A car crash leaves Luke in a vegetative state; his neurosurgeon is 99 percent certain he will never regain consciousness. Someone must decide whether to keep him on life support. His son and daughter disagree about what to do, and the family faces the moral and ethical dilemma in court. VERDICT Picoult skillfully interweaves the pros and cons of this familial conflict with information about wolves-their family groups, interactions, rules, and how they teach their young. The story is well read by Natalia Payne, Louis Changchien, Celeste Ciulla, Nick Cordero, Angela Goethals, Mark Zeisler, and Andy Patis. Recommended. ["Picoult once again has written a compelling story involving current issues and family drama with a unique twist," read the review of the New York Times best-selling Atria: S. & S. hc, LJ 2/1/12.-Ed.]-Joanna Burkhardt, Univ. of Rhode Island Libs., Providence (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
|Publisher: ||Allen & Unwin|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 centimetres (0.42 kg)|