Victoria Nelson is a writer of fiction, criticism, and memoir. Her most recent books are The Secret Life of Puppets, a study of the supernatural grotesque in Western culture that won the Modern Language Association’s Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies in 2001, and Wild California, a collection of stories. She teaches in Goddard College’s MFA creative writing program.
On the brink of World War II a professional game hunter plots to assassinate a ruthless dictator. But what happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? The basis for the film Man Hunt, The Times of London called this astonishing thriller “simply the best escape and pursuit story yet written, with lip-chewing tension right to the end.”