"Wild Life is both an exercise in wish-fulfillment and a serious meditation on the origins and uses of fiction. Although it's cast as an adventure, WILD LIFE is really about what it's like to be a novelist and about the uses of fiction as a means of transforming and managing the intractable, often unhappy material of everyday life. A graceful writer with a strong grip on story, Molly Gloss is also a writer with a political agenda. She never lets the reader forget that Charlotte is a woman whose work is circumscribed by her life."Gloss, Molly is the author of 'Wild Life', published 2001 under ISBN 9780618131570 and ISBN 0618131574.