From Publishers Weekly
Once a month, at the full moon, the protagonist of this riveting debut novel--a Literary Guild alternate in cloth--locks herself inside her basement and turns into a wolf. Should she share her secret with a sensitive wildlife biologist?
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From Library Journal
Beware the publisher's hype: it makes this lovely novel sound ridiculous. Primarily a story about the trials of love, Wilderness has as its heroine Alice White, a woman who has kept herself shut off emotionally because of a shameful secret. When she meets Erik, they fall in love and she decides to tell him who she really is--a werewolf. Of course he doesn't believe her, and their resulting soul-searching is painful to share. Alice's main concern was to be believed and, more important, accepted; so at Erik's rejection she decides actively to explore her animal half. Matters are complicated by Alice's inept psychiatrist and by Erik's ex-wife, who decides at this crucial time that she wants him back. Eventually, Erik realizes he loves Alice. The characters are all well rounded; we even get a glimpse of the pompous psychiatrist's empty home life. In no way a horror story, this book is as good as the publisher claims, but it is a pity that the promotion even mentions the "werewolf" theme. Highly recommended. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/1/91.-A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington, D.C.
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