New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2011
1st American edDescription:
293 p. ; 25 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780307595089 (hbk.), 0307595080 (hbk.), Language:
Jacob Marlowe has lost the will to live. For two hundred years he has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he contemplates suicide -- until a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life -- and love
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This sophisticated horror story was not written for an uneducated audience. It is hip 'n' happenin' and yet old-fashioned. It is tragic, yet uplifting. It has humor, yet is remorseful. It is simply...well written.
Duncan is a British born author who studied philosophy and literature. In this, his 7th novel, the protagonist is Jake, the last werewolf. Werewolves have survived for over 1000 years. Jake's dilemma is whether to surrender himself to two factions that are trying to capture him alive, flee from his human tormentors, or possibly commit suicide. All of which are not pleasant thoughts.
Adding to Jake's displeasure is the fact that his only trusted human companion of fifty-plus years, Harley, has been kidnapped, tortured, and killed. This action forces Jake to take a stand and confront some of his hidden fears and suppressed memories. While mourning this loss and weighing feelings of self-destruction, Jake Marlowe stumbles upon the only thing left in life worth living for...Love!
Duncan's 3rd novel I, Lucifer is currently being developed for film.
The sequel to The Last Werewolf is Talulla Rising.
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