Wolf

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Description

Begun as a response to a front page photograph illustrating a tragedy that the media quickly sensationalized in the early 2000's, Wolf tells the composite truth of two brothers, a family friend, a father, and a murder. Skeptical of news cycles and the way trials become page-turners, this book forgoes the standards of true crime: quick conclusions and moralistic underpinnings. Instead, motivated by an attempt to extend empathy, its reconstruction unfolds in tones of witness and meditation. What results is a story about the extremities to which deeply unchecked abuse and ongoing trauma can push a family.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
Nightboat Books
Publish Date
June 02, 2020
Pages
104
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.5 X 7.6 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781643620220
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About the Author

Born in Virginia and raised in Georgia, Douglas A. Martin moved to New York at 25 and now resides in Brooklyn. Douglas's writing spans fiction and nonfiction, traversing poetry and prose. Martin's works have been translated into Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese. Past books include: Once You Go Back (Lambda Award nomination in the Gay Memoir/Biography category), Branwell (Ferro-Grumley Award finalist), a book of stories, and volumes of poetry. An early autofiction, Outline of My Lover, was named an International Book of the Year in The Times Literary Supplement and adapted in part by the Forsythe Company for their ballet and live film "Kammer/Kammer." Publications with Nightboat Books include a book-length essay and lyric study, Acker, and the triptych of novellas, Your Body Figured.

Reviews

"This heartbreaking story of patricide will move readers with its startling notes of empathy."--Publishers Weekly "Wolf is a horror story, a love story, story of survival, of parenting and of coming of age. It manages to be so many contradictory things by a-newly creating the English language--by making a brand new English that is both alienating and intimate. It is a marvel."--Tiphanie Yanique "There is a reverence in Douglas Martin's writing composed of equal parts language and love."--Dale Peck "Personal when he needs to be and clinical when his investigation calls for it, Martin acts as the perfect counterpoint to Acker's all caps bombast."--Maggie Nelson "Expressing truths that transcend the stolid facts of conventional biography and literary analysis, Douglas A Martin reveals how the act of writing is also, always, an act of self-authorship, of identity destruction and creation."--Astra Taylor