Wolf Winter is a literary debut that evokes the remote and beautiful landscape of Swedish Lapland.
Cecilia Ekbäck was born in Sweden in a small northern town. In 2010 she graduated with a Masters in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway and she now lives in Calgary with her husband and twin daughters. She returns to the home of her childhood through her writing and Wolf Winter evokes the remote and beautiful landscape of Swedish Lapland.
Wolf Winter is set in 1717 and follows a group of settlers who travel to forge a new life in the shadow of the Blackåsen Mountain, among them intelligent, resilient Maija. Not long after their arrival, one of the settlers stumbles across a mutilated body in a picturesque glade. The other settlers are quick to dismiss this as a wolf attack, but Maija is certain that it is a vicious murder – and one committed by someone within their small community.
Cecilia’s novel is a story built up layer by layer, simultaneously a labyrinthine mystery, an evocative exploration of a time and place far from our own, and an exquisite literary novel.