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Santa Olivia
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Jacqueline Carey

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Title: Santa Olivia

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4653 downloads, last downloaded at July 7, 2019

ISBN: 9780446551410, 9780446198172

Series : Book 1 of "Santa Olivia"
Lushly written with rich and vivid characters, SANTA OLIVIA is Jacqueline Carey's take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth. Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-­Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically-­manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The "Wolf-­Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-­like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed

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