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The Instant National Bestseller from the Author of Running with Scissors

With A Wolf at the Table, the prequel to his bestseller Running with Scissors, Augusten Burroughs re-creates the unspeakably terrifying relationship between a sociopathic father and a son yearning for unconditional love. Emotionally unflinching and brave, A Wolf at the Table is a truly devastating look at the distance that can separate fathers and sons.

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A Wolf at the Table

Augusten Burroughs


About the Author
Augusten Burroughs is the author of five books: a novel, Sellevision, and four books of non-fiction: Running With Scissors, Dry, Magical Thinking, and Possible Side Effects. Running With Scissors, a #1 New York Times bestseller, remained on the list for four years and was made into a major motion picture.

Praise for A Wolf at the Table

“A serious departure . . . a moving depiction of fear and powerlessness from a child’s point of view . . . compelling.”—Deirdre Donahue, USA Today

“Shocking and terrifyingly thrilling, hooks the reader immediately.”—The Washington Post

“A searing, emotional portrait of a son who wants nothing more than the love his father will not grant him, Burroughs’s latest memoir is indeed powerful.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

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