His concerns here as elsewhere are the classic ones of honor, virtue, courage, pity, passion. His means are always responsible and often eloquent. Yet I confess that what I like most about his work is that its natural voice seems to be that of a mensch. I don’t know of a more unusual distinction in or out of books.
—Thomas Berger, New Leader

Available March 1, 1980

Shadows And Wolves

Fiction by William Herrick

Starting from two poignant and prophetic lines by the martyred Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, “Look at his spent body / blackened with shadows and wolves,” William Herrick’s novel evokes a contemporary Spain where the fraternal clash of loyalists and fascists has given way to the conflict between conservatives and revolutionaries––fathers and sons. In portraits of the punctilious General Luis Alfara Fernandez, who never questioned the wishes of his General, and his terrorist son Rodolfo, who always questioned his father’s arbitrary authority, Herrick’s narrative is as stark and mercilessly lighted as the Andalucian landscape.

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9780811217774
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9780811207584
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William Herrick

William Herrick traveled all around the United States as a hobo, fought in the Spanish Civil War and spent much of his life in New York as a court reporter.

His concerns here as elsewhere are the classic ones of honor, virtue, courage, pity, passion. His means are always responsible and often eloquent. Yet I confess that what I like most about his work is that its natural voice seems to be that of a mensch. I don’t know of a more unusual distinction in or out of books.
—Thomas Berger, New Leader