The Last Wild Horses

The Last Wild Horses A Novel

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Publisher's Synopsis

The sensational new novel from the author of The History of Bees 

Translated into 36 languages, winner of the Norwegian Bookseller's Prize, and the most successful Norwegian author of her generation, Maja Lunde returns with a heart-wrenching tale, set in the distant past and the dystopian future, about extinction and survival, family and hope.

Mikhail lives in Russia in 1881. When a skeleton of a rare wild horse is brought to him, the zoologist plans an expedition to Mongolia to find the fabled Przewalski horse, a journey that tests not only his physicality, but his heart. In 1992, Karin, alongside her troubled son Mathias and several Przewalski horses, travels to Mongolia to re-introduce the magnificent horses to their native land. The veterinarian has dedicated her life to saving the breed from extinction, prioritizing the wild horses, even over her own son. 

Europe's future is uncertain in 2064, but Eva is willing to sacrifice nearly everything to hold onto her family's farm. Her teenage daughter implores Eva to leave the farm and Norway, but a pregnant wild mare Eva is tending is about to foal. Then, a young woman named Louise unexpectedly arrives on the farm, with mysterious intentions that will either bring them all together, or devastate them one by one.

Spanning continents and centuries, The Last Wild Horses is a powerful tale of survival and connection-of humans, animals, and the indestructible bonds that unite us all. 

Translated from the Norwegian by Diane Oatley

Book information

ISBN: 9781471175640
Publisher: Scribner UK
Imprint: Scribner UK
Pub date:
Edition: Hardback original
DEWEY: 839.8238
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 442
Weight: 614g
Height: 163mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 36mm