The Vaster Wilds from celebrated author Lauren Groff portrays a spirited servant who escapes a colonial settlement and is faced with trying to survive alone in the wilderness. Groff’s new novel is a thrilling adventure story and a penetrating fable about trying to find a new way of living in a world succumbing to the churn of colonialism. A work of raw and prophetic power, The Vaster Wilds tells the story of America in miniature, through one girl at a hinge point in history, to ask whether we can adapt quickly enough to save ourselves.
Lauren Groff is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times–bestselling author of numerous acclaimed novels, including Fates and Furies, Arcadia, and Matrix, and the celebrated short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. A Guggenheim fellow, Groff has also been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.