By Glen Duncan
(Canongate Books, Paperback, 9781847679468)
Publication Date: October 2011
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Glen Duncan delivers a powerful, sexy new version of the werewolf legend, a riveting and monstrous thriller--with a profoundly human heart.
Jake Marlowe is the last werewolf. Now just over 200 years old, Jake has an insatiable appreciation for good scotch, books, and the pleasures of the flesh, with a voracious libido and a hunger for meat that drives him crazy each full moon. Although he is physically healthy, Jake has slipped into a deep existential crisis, considering taking his own life and ending a legend that has lived for thousands of years. But there are two dangerous groups--one new, one ancient--with reasons of their own for wanting Jake very much alive.
Jake Marlowe is cultured, dashing and full of quotable insights. And at 200 years old, he's just discovered he's the last of his kind â�� werewolf, that is. Glen Duncan imagines a race on the brink of extinction in The Last Werewolf. More at NPR.org
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