"[A] novel of striking originality . . . If Sister Wolf is intense and otherworldly, it is also crisp, urbane, alive with wit."
--The New York Times Book Review
"EXOTIC AND SUBTLY ABSORBING. ITS COMPLEXITY AND RICHNESS ARE HAUNTING. No summary can convey the unusual power of this book, its originality in voice and tone."
San Francisco Chronicle
"HIGHLY ORIGINAL, EXTRAVAGANTLY ROMANTIC, INTENSELY IMAGINED, IT'S A STORY . . . THAT LEAVES A DEEP IMPRESSION."
The New York Times
"A POWERFUL, HAUNTING TALE . . . Arensberg maintains the tension with her high-precision prose."
From the Inside Flap
In the picturesque Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, Marit Deym lives alone on a thousand-acre inheritance from her aristocratic Hungarian parents. Though bright and attractive, she is a stranger to the complexities of human relationships. She keeps to herself, venturing out only to defend her one passion: the care of her wild animals--the lynx, bears, fox, and family of wolves for whom she has established a sanctuary on her land.
Then the wolves bring to her door Gabriel Frankman--a thoughtful young teacher at the nearby school for the blind, lost hiking in the woods. Despite his fear of the wild creatures, Gabriel seems oddly calm in their presence. For Marit, too, there is an immediate, consuming connection to the stranger--the first of her life. But it is a dangerous one. Soon her love of Gabriel will bring forth an unspeakable tragedy: to an innocent life, herself, and her precious animals.