A Wolf Called Romeo (Paperback)

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Now in paperback, this New York Times bestseller is the true story of a wild black wolf who interacted with citizens and their dogs in Juneau, Alaska for seven years. The author first spotted Romeo from his back yard as the wolf trotted across the ice. Jans grabbed his camera and followed on skies. Thus began a special bond between species, the wolf gradually tagging along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, playing fetch alongside local dogs, or simply lying near the author and napping in the sun. Rich with the history and lore of wolves, this emotionally forceful and descriptive memoir is a must-read for animal lovers.

— Diane

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"Jans is an exceptional storyteller--no nature writer can top him in terms of sheer emotional force." --New York Times

A Wolf Called Romeo is the true story of the exceptional black wolf who spent seven years interacting with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance, and bringing the wild into sharp focus.

When Romeo first appeared, author Nick Jans and the other citizens of Juneau were wary, but as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch alongside local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun on a quiet afternoon, Nick and the rest of Juneau came to accept Romeo, and he them. Part memoir, part moving animal narrative, part foray into the mystique, lore, science, and history of the wolf, A Wolf Called Romeo is a book no animal lover should miss.

"Beautifully written, A Wolf Called Romeo is a thoughtful and moving story about one of nature's most evocative animals." --Patricia McConnell, author of The Other End of the Leash

"Jans is a perfect narrator for this story. He's deeply knowledgeable about the Alaskan wilderness and he evokes its harsh beauties in powerful and poetic prose . . . A tingling reminder of the basic bond that occasionally spans the space between two species." --Christian Science Monitor

NICK JANS is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author of numerous books, including The Grizzly Maze. He is a contributing editor to Alaska magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone and the Christian Science Monitor.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780544228092
ISBN-10: 054422809X
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: March 17th, 2015
Pages: 288
Language: English