A breakout book from Stephen Marche, The Hunger of the Wolf is a novel about the way we live now: a
sweeping, genre-busting tale of money, morality, and the American Dream—and the
men and monsters who profit in its pursuit—set in New York, London, and the
Hunters found his body
naked in the snow. So begins this astonishing new work of literary fiction.
The body in the snow is that of Ben Wylie, the heir to America’s
second-wealthiest business dynasty, and it is found in a remote patch of
northern Canada. Far away, in post-crash New York, Jamie Cabot, the son of the
Wylie family’s housekeepers, must figure out how and why Ben died. He knows the
answer lies in the tortured history of the Wylie family who, over three
generations, built up their massive holdings into several billion dollars’ worth
of real estate, oil, and information systems, despite a terrible family secret
they must keep from the world. The threads of the Wylie men’s destinies, both
financial and supernatural, lead twistingly but inevitably to the naked body in
the snow and a final, chilling revelation.
The Hunger of the Wolf
is a novel about what it means to be a man in the world of money. It is a story
of fathers and sons, about secrets that are kept within families, and about the
cost of the tension between the public face and the private soul. Spanning from
the mills of Depression-era Pittsburgh to the swinging London of the 1960s,
from desolate Alberta to the factories of present-day China, it is a bold and
breathtakingly ambitious work of fiction that uses the story of a single family
to capture the way we live now. Download and start listening now!