The Last Werewolf
The Last Werewolf
A Novel

Recommended by Andy, City Lights Books

Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but otherwise in the pink of health. The nonstop sex and exercise he's still getting probably contribute to that, as does his diet: unusual amounts of flesh and blood (at least some from friends and relatives). Jake, of course, is a werewolf, and with the death of his colleague he has now become the only one of his kind. This depresses Jake to the point that he’s been contemplating suicide. Yet there are powerful forces who for very different reasons want—and have the power—to keep Jake alive.

Here is a powerful new version of the werewolf legend—mesmerizing and undeniably sexy, and with moments of violence so elegantly wrought they dazzle rather than repel. But perhaps its most remarkable achievement is to make the reader feel sympathy for a man who can only be described as a monster—and in doing so, remind us what it means to be human.

One of the most original, audacious, and terrifying novels in years.

Title The Last Werewolf
Subtitle A Novel
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 18 April 2012
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 353 p.
ISBN-10 0307742172
ISBN-13 9780307742179
Publication Date 18 April 2012
Main content page count 353
Weight 16 oz.

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