A Wolf Called Romeo (Paperback)
Wondrous prose elevates this fantastic true-life story of a wild wolf who, for about 5 years, seasonally visited, cavorted, charmed & mesmerized a suburban community in Alaska. Jans' descriptions of the wolf's (Romeo) antics, as well as typical wildlife behavior is nature writing at its finest. I've seen a wild wolf on the meadows in Yellowstone and this book solidifies the mysteries and connectedness of man and this highly intelligent being. Highly recommended!— Maureen
This true story reaches right into your heart with its distinctively etched characters in Juneau, Alaska beside Mendenhall Glacier. Unforgettable is the character of the incomparable wolf that graces their lives for a period. Told clearsightedly with humor and pathos, this is an account that will root itself in your heart.
- Reviewed by Honor, book club member
“Jans is an exceptional storyteller—no nature writer can top him in terms of sheer emotional force.” —New York Times
A Wolf Called Romeo is the true story of the exceptional black wolf who spent seven years interacting with the people and dogs of Juneau, Alaska, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance, and bringing the wild into sharp focus.
When Romeo first appeared, author Nick Jans and the other citizens of Juneau were wary, but as Romeo began to tag along with cross-country skiers on their daily jaunts, play fetch alongside local dogs, or simply lie near Nick and nap under the sun on a quiet afternoon, Nick and the rest of Juneau came to accept Romeo, and he them. Part memoir, part moving animal narrative, part foray into the mystique, lore, science, and history of the wolf, A Wolf Called Romeo is a book no animal lover should miss.
“Beautifully written, A Wolf Called Romeo is a thoughtful and moving story about one of nature’s most evocative animals.” —Patricia McConnell, author of The Other End of the Leash
“Jans is a perfect narrator for this story. He’s deeply knowledgeable about the Alaskan wilderness and he evokes its harsh beauties in powerful and poetic prose . . . A tingling reminder of the basic bond that occasionally spans the space between two species.” —Christian Science Monitor
NICK JANS is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author of numerous books, including The Grizzly Maze. He is a contributing editor to Alaska magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone and the Christian Science Monitor.
About the Author
NICK JANS is an award-winning writer, photographer, and author of numerous books, including The Grizzly Maze. He is a contributing editor to Alaska Magazine and has written for Rolling Stone, Backpacker, and the Christian Science Monitor.