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Beasts of extraordinary circumstance /

by Lang, Ruth Emmie [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.Edition: First edition.Description: 346 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781250112040; 1250112044.Subject(s): Magic -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary | FICTION / Fantasy / Paranormal | FICTION / Magical Realism | Paranormal romance stories | Magic realism (Literature) | Magic realist fiction | Fantasy fiction | Paranormal fiction | Romance fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: Raised by wolves after being orphaned in childhood, Weylyn Grey, a man with astonishing powers, is evaluated by the people who care or wonder about him, including a woman who falls in love with him after he saves her from an angry wolf.
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<p>"Exquisite and adventurous" -- Bustle , "11 New Fiction Books You Need"</p> <p>"Told with brains and heart" --Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment </p> <p>"Bristles with charm and curiosity" --Winston Groom, New York Times bestselling author of Forrest Gump </p> <p>"A wholly original and superbly crafted work of art, Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is a masterpiece of the imagination." --Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Life List and Sweet Forgiveness </p> <p>"Charlotte's Web for grown-ups who, like Weylyn Grey, have their own stories of being different, feared, brave, and loved." --Mo Daviau, author of Every Anxious Wave </p> <p> Finding magic in the ordinary. </p> <p>In this warm debut novel, Ruth Emmie Lang teaches us about adventure and love in a beautifully written story full of nature and wonder.</p> <p>Orphaned, raised by wolves, and the proud owner of a horned pig named Merlin, Weylyn Grey knew he wasn't like other people. But when he single-handedly stopped that tornado on a stormy Christmas day in Oklahoma, he realized just how different he actually was.</p> <p>That tornado was the first of many strange events that seem to follow Weylyn from town to town, although he doesn't like to take credit. As amazing as these powers may appear, they tend to manifest themselves at inopportune times and places. From freak storms to trees that appear to grow over night, Weylyn's unique abilities are a curiosity at best and at worst, a danger to himself and the woman he loves. But Mary doesn't care. Since Weylyn saved her from an angry wolf on her eleventh birthday, she's known that a relationship with him isn't without its risks, but as anyone who's met Weylyn will tell you, once he wanders into your life, you'll wish he'd never leave.</p> <p> Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance tells the story of Weylyn Grey's life from the perspectives of the people who knew him, loved him, and even a few who thought he was just plain weird. Although he doesn't stay in any of their lives for long, he leaves each of them with a story to tell. Stories about a boy who lives with wolves, great storms that evaporate into thin air, fireflies that make phosphorescent honey, and a house filled with spider webs and the strange man who inhabits it.</p> <p>There is one story, however, that Weylyn wishes he could change: his own. But first he has to muster enough courage to knock on Mary's front door.</p> <p> 2018 Ohioana Book Award finalist <br> Book of the Month Club pick for October 2017 </p>

Raised by wolves after being orphaned in childhood, Weylyn Grey, a man with astonishing powers, is evaluated by the people who care or wonder about him, including a woman who falls in love with him after he saves her from an angry wolf.

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DEBUT Lang's fable-like first novel, chock-full of whimsical events, is narrated by the individuals acquainted with Weylyn Grey, a fellow gifted with the understanding of the natural world. Orphaned, somehow raised by wolves, Weylyn has developed a particular affinity with both the weather and earth; as a young boy, he encounters Mary, enchanted with his lupine existence, who joins him for a brief time. Weylyn's gifts multiply as he matures on his hopscotch journey across America. While he baffles and astonishes many, overall, his innate warmth and goodness draw people to him. Whether halting a tornado, gathering phosphorescent honey, or communing with wild animals, he demonstrates a fine ability to introduce wonder into everyday life. VERDICT Although a bit long-winded, this enchanting title mixes magical realism with romance, humor, and adventure, delighting readers who enjoy strong fantasy populated with quirky characters and events. [See Prepub Alert, 5/22/17.]-Andrea Tarr, Corona P.L., CA © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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