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Magical realism

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance

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2017 BOTY FINALIST
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by Ruth Emmie Lang

Quick take

"This wonderful, whimsical, warm-hearted novel is filled with subtle and not-so-subtle nods to the books I loved as a child."

Why I love it

This wonderful, whimsical, warm-hearted novel is filled with subtle and not-so-subtle nods to the books I loved as a child. _White Fang_, _The Jungle Book_, _The Wizard of Oz_, _Charlotte’s Web_, and even _Lord of the Rings_—they’re all in there. Reading _Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance_ made me realize that there’s nothing better than a novel that feels both new and familiar at the same tim...

Synopsis

In this warm debut novel, Ruth Emmie Lang teaches us about adventure and love in a beautifully written story full of nature and wonder. Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn’t like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.

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    October 2017