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Lone Wolf Paperback – October 23, 2012
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Estranged from his family while living in Thailand for the past six years, Edward Warren is summoned home to New Hampshire when his father, Luke, a renowned wolf expert, and Edward’s 17-year-old sister, Cara, are critically injured in a car accident. Cara’s wounds are not life-threatening, but Luke has suffered severe brain damage and languishes in a vegetative state doctors say is irreversible. As his father’s legal next-of-kin, it falls to Edward to make the hard choices about life support and organ donation, a nearly impossible responsibility, given that father and son parted on angry terms the night Edward tried to confide to Luke that he was gay. Then Cara becomes a volatile advocate for her father’s right-to-life, taking impulsive steps to wrest control away from Edward. Though the author’s loyal “Pi-cult” following will drive demand, this latest offering lacks the emotional nuance that may have won Picoult her fans. Worthy discussions about critical end-of-life medical and moral issues are often eclipsed by overwrought teenage melodrama and heavy-handed working of the “lone wolf/Luke Warren” trope. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-selling Picoult will conduct a national author tour backed by extensive advertising and publicity for this topical drama by a reliably prolific and avidly popular author. --Carol Haggas --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"Nobody in commercial fiction cranks the pages more effectively than Jodi Picoult." --USA Today
"Compelling... fascinating... this page-turner will keep you wondering." --People Magazine
"Impossible to put down." --Library Journal
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Lone Wolf tells the story of Luke, a famous wolf specialist who is in an auto accident with his 17 year-old daughter. She is injured badly, but her father is in a coma. There's a question about the accident that's not answered until the end of the book, and one that while I didn't predict, found that it made Cara's(Luke's daughter) actions all the more plausible.
With her father now in a coma and her brother insisting that their father wouldn't have wanted to live in a vegetative state, the siblings go to court to fight over who will have guardianship of their father. My favorite character was Cara and Edward's step-father Joe Ng. He portrayed a nobility that contrasted sharply with their father who learned from the wolves how important family was, yet deserted his.
Cara's brother, Edward, left home six years ago after a heated argument with his father and everyone assumes it because of Edward's "coming out". This creates tension in the book because we're led to believe one thing, and then find out another halfway through the story.
Picoult creates interesting characters, but truly, the most interesting characters in this novel are the wolves that Luke goes off into the Canadian wilderness. Told in past tense, Luke gives us the history of his work with the wolves, and that alone is worth reading the book for.
At the end of the book Picoult gives us the name of a man really did live with wolves and write a book and like her Leaving Time novel, there's a place to donate to saving the wolves. It's wonderful to see a talented writer using her gift to help the animals of the world, both by showing us in an entertaining way what's going on, and by giving us websites to find out more for ourselves.
While this wasn't my favorite Picoult book, I enjoyed it and I love the way she's never afraid of taking on explosive subjects. In this novel she shows us the plight of wild wolves and many sides of the coma issue and quality of life debate.