Making Wolf

Category: Book
By (author): Thompson, Tade
Subject:  FICTION / Action & Adventure
  FICTION / Crime
  FICTION / Science Fiction / General
  FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Published: June 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
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From The Publisher*'Shocking and perceptive' Guardian

'It was easy to stay up well past lights out to read just one more chapter - and then one more...' James Oswald

'Engaging' Sunday Times

Meet Weston Kogi, a London supermarket store detective. He returns home to his West African home country for his aunt's funeral. He sees his family, his ex-girlfriend Nana, his old school mate Church. Food is good, beer is plentiful, and telling people he works as a homicide detective seems like harmless hyperbole, until he wakes up in hell.

He is kidnapped and forced by two separate rebel factions to investigate the murder of a local hero, Papa Busi. The solution may tip a country on the brink into civil war.

Making Wolf is the outrageous, frightening, violent and sometimes surreal homecoming experience of a lifetime.

Praise for Tade Thompson:

'Breathtaking landscapes and intoxicating food and drink . . . endemic corruption, sultry sexuality and casual, slapdash violence . . . A rock-and-roll edge' The Financial Times

'Brutal, uncompromising and thought-provoking . . . superb' M. W. Craven

'A magnificent tour de force' Adrian Tchaikovsky

'Smart. Gripping. Fabulous!' Ann Leckie

'Mesmerising' M. R. Carey

Review Quote*Alcacia may be fictional, but Thompson knows its land, culture and politics intimately, and brings a palpable sense of threat to this spare, engaging thriller-The Glasgow Herald
Review Quote*Brutal, uncompromising and thought-provoking, this is a superb book-M. W. Craven
Review Quote*With a likable if flawed protagonist, a fast pace and plenty of twists, Making Wolf is both shocking and perceptive-Guardian
Review Quote*Satisfyingly complicated without ever feeling contrived... such skilled writing it was easy to stay up well past lights out to read just one more chapter - and then one more...
Review Quote*The fictional country of Alcacia is vividly, lovingly drawn with no blemishes spared: its "blinding retina-shattering sunlight", breathtaking landscapes and intoxicating food and drink. So too is the intensity of human relations: endemic corruption, sultry sexuality and casual, slapdash violence. Thompson . . . brings a rock-and-roll edge to the story-The Financial Times
Review Quote*Engaging . . . Thompson is a witty, versatile writer. A British-born psychiatrist, he uses his knowledge of his parents' Yoruba culture to brilliant effect in this unusual addition to the private-eye genre-The Sunday Times
Biographical NoteTade Thompson is the author ofRosewater, which was the winner of the 2019 Arthur C. Clarke Award, inaugural winner of the Nommo Award and a John W. Campbell finalist. He has written a trilogy set in the world of Rosewater and is working on a space opera. His Shirley Jackson Award-shortlisted novella The Murders of Molly Southbourne has recently been optioned for screen adaptation. Born in London to Yoruba parents, he lives and works on the south coast of England where he battles an addiction to books.