June Elbus' uncle Finn is dying. It's 1987 and the person who knows her best in the world, her godfather and confidante, is wasting away. AIDS is a new and wildly misunderstood disease and fourteen year old June is faced with the heartbreaking task of saying good-bye to Finn. Finn of the piercing blue eyes and delicate hands; Finn who knows her through and through and whose parting gift is a portrait of June and her sister Greta, a masterpiece that has the art world clamoring.
After her uncle's death June begins to discover all of the hidden parts of Finn's life and meets for the first time Toby, the man June's mother refuses to speak of. How do you move on from a loved one's death? What is there to move on to? What do you do when you feel a part of you is missing? Tell the Wolves is moving and poignant; it reminds us of the power of compassion and the beauty of loving outside yourself.
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