Historical romance, pioneering feminism, Inuit spirit guides, wolves, dogs, real people mingling with fictional ones, a fresh take on the Klondike gold rush ... this is entertainment. An indomitable heroine takes city wolves into the wilderness and makes them howl. I for one could not stop listening. (Ken McGoogan, Pierre Berton History Prize winner)|
Dorris Heffron has illuminated a fascinating and little-known aspect of human behaviour the degree to which humans have modeled their social structure on that of wolves and turned it into story. City Wolves is a wonderful blend of fiction and history, natural and unnatural: high art indeed!(Wayne Grady)|
City Wolves takes the truth of good biography and runs with it creatively into a gripping narrative...meticulous research leads Heffron to give life to a neglected theory about who really first discovered the gold that started the Klondike gold rush...compelling portrayals of historical characters like Kate Carmack, Belinda Mulroney and their cohorts in Dawson City...opening up a new vista in historical fiction.(Jennifer Duncan)|
An insightful exploration of the profound and mysterious relationship between people and wolf-dogs...archetypal tensions spurring the plot along...A marvelous work! I look forward to it becoming a Canadian classic.(Rosemary Gosselin)
Dorris Heffron was born in Noranda, Quebec. While teaching for Oxford University throughout the seventies, she wrote three novels about teenagers which were internationally acclaimed as pioneers of young adult literature. Returning to Canada in 1980, she became an active member of writers' organizations and wrote the popular adult novel, A Shark in the House. She lives with her pack and sled dogs at Little Creek Wolf Range near Collingwood, Ontario.