Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf
ReadHowYouWant.com, May 24, 2011 - 204 pages
Ever since Dad went off the deep end and decided he didn't need to work anymore--insisting the Lord would provide--Satchel O'rye has felt stuck for life in his dying country town. A high school dropout drifting from one small carpentry job to the next, Satchel can see nothing beyond his own dreary duty to help keep the family afloat. But things start to change when he spies a strange doglike animal at a nearby mountain--and mentions the fact to Chelsea Piper, an awkward young woman considered the local pariah. Could the animal he saw be a Tasmanian tiger, a marsupial thought to be extinct? And if they found it again, could it give them both a new chance at life? From the brilliant author of Thursday's Child and What the Birds See comes a mesmerizing tale of a young man fighting his future, a young woman fighting her past, and a mysterious creature who teaches them something about survival.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librarybrandy - LibraryThing
A little bland and bleak--odd for the one book by Hartnett where the flyleaf uses the words "ultimately hopeful," because this seems one of the least hopeful of her titles. The characters don't really ... Read full review
STRIPES OF THE SIDESTEP WOLFUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Satchel O'Rye, 23 and going nowhere fast, lives with his parents in a dying Australian town. His father suffers from a mental illness that has convinced him that "God will provide" and has ... Read full review