Transatlantic is wishing a very happy birthday to CRY WOLF by Harold R. Johnson, out tomorrow from University of Regina Press!

“A crucial and timely examination of our shifting relationship to the land in general and the Canis lupus in particular. ” —Eden Robinson, author of Son of a Trickster

“Insightful…Johnson eloquently argues that Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the wisdom of Indigenous people can help us better understand the true nature of predators such as wolves. ” —Cristina Eisenberg, PhD, author of The Wolf’s Tooth and The Carnivore Way

Growing up on a northern trap line, Harold Johnson was taught to keep his distance from wolves. For decades, wolves did the same for humans. But now this seems to be changing. In 2005, twenty-two-year-old Kenton Carnegie was killed in a wolf attack near his work camp. Part story, part forensic analysis, CRY WOLF examines this and other attacks, showing how we fail to take this apex predator seriously at our own peril.

HAROLD R. JOHNSON is the author of five works of fiction and four works of non-fiction. His most recent books are Peace and Good Order: The Case for Indigenous Justice in Canada, Clifford, and Firewater: How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours), which was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. Born and raised in northern Saskatchewan, he was a member of the Canadian Navy and worked at mining and logging before graduating from Harvard Law School. He managed a private practice for several years and then became a Crown prosecutor. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and lives on his family trapline with his wife, Joan.

Harold R. Johnson is represented by Stephanie Sinclair.