A Wolf at The Table by Augusten Burroughs
A Wolf at the TablePublisher: Picador
Formats: Trade Paperback
Author: Augusten Burroughs
US publication date: 2009-03-31
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.
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