Gina Wohlsdorf is an author with a focus on novels and short stories. Her second novel, Blood Highway, was published by Algonquin Press on August 7, 2018.
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“A sensational hardboiled thriller as tough and uncompromising as its main character Rainy Cain. Don’t miss this.”—Lee Child, #1 internationally bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers
Gina Wohlsdorf was born and raised in Bismarck, North Dakota. She graduated from Tulane University, taught English in the south of France, sold books in four states, and earned an MFA at the University of Virginia. She currently lives in Colorado.
A sensational hardboiled thriller as tough and uncompromising as its main character Rainy Cain. Don’t miss this.
Wohlsdorf is now one of the few authors I’ll think of when I’m writing: How would Wohlsdorf phrase this? I may never be as casually badass as she is, but I can dream. Her prose is dazzling; her narrator—Rainy, a Minnesotan highschooler—is grittier than hard-boiled true-crime-recounting cops, but also funny, and incredibly hard yet incredibly human, and still a plausible highschooler. Some readers will claim they “fell in love” with her. Rainy would kick those readers in the balls.
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Two distinguished papers, two very different opinions.