“…Kay Sexton writes with loving clarity about the natural world, and is astute about the complexity and cost of our negotiations with it…. …absorbing and highly readable….” Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies

It was not simply the job of her life; it was her life …

Claire Benson has been wrongfully expelled from an Animal Activist Group and she is furious, until she discovers she’s been singled out for more significant work. A task that demands all her skill, training and nerve.

The Project aims to re-introduce wolves to their natural environment. If all goes to plan, a pack will be secretly released in the Scottish Highlands and Claire will be their Gatekeeper – safeguarding their transition from exiles to natives. The task is covert and perilous, requiring her to understand the land, its people and – above all – the true nature of these extraordinary beasts.

Kay Sexton’s remarkable, revelatory, book, shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize, is the story of one woman’s fight to restore nature in the face of prejudice and fear.