Never Cry Wolf

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McClelland & Stewart, 2009 - Fiction - 288 pages
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EYE TO EYE WITH DEATH: THE WOLF PROJECT
Hordes of bloodthirsty wolves are slaughtering the arctic caribou, and the government's Wildlife Service assigns naturalist Farley Mowat to investigate. Mowat is dropped alone onto the frozen tundra, where he begins his mission to live among the howling wolf packs and study their ways. Contact with his quarry comes quickly, and Mowat discovers not a den of marauding killers but a courageous family of skillful providers and devoted protectors of their young. As Mowat comes closer to the wolf world, he comes to fear with them the onslaught of bounty hunters and government exterminators out to erase the noble wolf community from the Arctic. Never Cry Wolf is one of the brilliant narratives on the myth and magic of wild wolves and man's true place among the creatures of nature.

"We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer which is, in reality, no more than the reflected image of ourself." From the new Preface

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User Review  - Alicia - Goodreads

Hmm- what to say? Farley did take his work seriously; pen in one hand, wolf juice in the other. With wit, alcohol and a telescope, he peeping Tom'd his way into the wolf family of Angeline, George and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Steve H - Goodreads

I missed this book while growing up with the fictional Jack London arctic adventures. It wouldn't have changed my life, but it probably would have reinforced my tendency to question authority and ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Farley Mowat was born in Belleville, Ontario, in 1921, and grew up in Belleville, Trenton, Windsor, Saskatoon, Toronto, and Richmond Hill. He served in World War II from 1940 until 1945, entering the army as a private and emerging with the rank of captain. He began writing for his living in 1949 after spending two years in the Arctic. Since 1949 he has lived in or visited almost every part of Canada and many other lands, including the distant regions of Siberia. He remains an inveterate traveller with a passion for remote places and peoples. He has twenty-five books to his name, which have been published in translations in over twenty languages in more than sixty countries. They include such internationally known works as People of the Deer, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be, Never Cry Wolf, Westviking, The Boat That Wouldn't Float, Sibir, A Whale for the Killing, The Snow Walker, And No Birds Sang, and Virunga: The Passion of Dian Fossey. His short stories and articles have appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, Maclean's, Atlantic Monthly and other magazines.

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