An explosive mixture of patriarchy and communism, suppressed secrets and broken destinies in a remote Bulgarian village. Hidden traumas send six men on a final hunt - in which they themselves might turn out to be the game. A novel that grabs you by the throat and brings out the wolves in all of us.
A novel about memory - about witnessing and exposing the past. All of contemporary Bulgarian prose comes out of this novel, whether it admits it or not.
If Sartre had had the chance to read Ivailo Petrov instead of Sholokhov, Solzhenitsyn, or Shalamov, Bulgaria would have had already its Nobel Prize-winner. Wolf Hunt is a multi-layered saga and a kaleidoscope of mid-20th-century Bulgarian life, of the way its rural social tissue was torn apart by the communist regime. Yet the novel is much more than an anti-communist statement. It tells the personal stories of six men whose choices keep them apart, yet inevitably - through blood, property, language, and power - their lives get entangled in a knot of rivalries, passions, and vengeful confrontations.