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Wolf's Rite

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Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Russell Dean & Company
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Llewellyn "Lew" Smith is a hot-shot New York advertising executive. He is also obnoxious, controlling, manipulative and willing to walk over anyone to get what he wants. In short, he is a thoroughly dislikable person, the sort of person who deserves to die in the early part of the novel.

One day, his boss sends him to New Mexico to do some pro bono advertising work for a group of Navajo indians. When he arrives, a couple of other Native Americans, who have no liking for white men, put him in thei...more
More character study than novel, "Wolf’s Rite" is a dive into the spiritual makeup of a man who likes to win no matter who gets hurt along the way. Lew goes by the handle Wolf, a name his friends have adopted for him. But when he is sent to make a client of a mysterious band of Native Americans, Lew is taught some hard lessons about being wolf.

Spirituality is a central theme. Persun paints a vivid picture of the journey his central character travels. Several references from Wolf’s perspective co...more
Guy Allen
This is the story of a ruthless but successful advertising executive, who undergoes a spiritual trip under the guidance of a group of Native Americans. When confronted with a murder charge and the responsibility for a friend's suicide, he undergoes a struggle to modify his agressive behavior and relate to people in a positive manner.
Wolf's Rite is an interesting and well-written story. The development of Wolf as the main character is entirely three-dimensional and believable. Individual developm...more
Veronica Winternheimer  Samberg
The rich hard big shot Lew was a favorite character right from the start for me. I liked something about him , I loved how they developed the story of his life (ex wife , child , and the best friends) right off .
Left you not wondering who and what happened .
I did not like how the "spiritual trip" ended left me wondering what was going why it happened and what is had to do with much of the story.
I did give it 5 stars for the fact that I will re read it at some point and that I would recommended f...more
Every once in a while you read a book that not only touches you, but evokes you. This is a once in a while book. In Wolf's Rite, we are shown the good in the bad and the victory of such a finding. A book that not only advocates stopping to smell the roses, but listening to them too. A Shamanistic Vision Quest changes the life of Llewellyn "Wolf" Smith and in turn, those around him. A warm spirituality that brings you down to earth and then blends you in to it.

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Terry Persun received his MA in Creative Writing from SUNY Stony Brook. He has published five novels, two poetry collections, and a non-fiction book about the small press. His novel, Wolfs Rite, was nominated as the fiction book of the year by ForeWord magazine. The novel also won the POW! Book of the Year Award and a Star of Washington Award. His novel, Giver of Gifts, was a finalist in the USA B...more
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