‘Gone to the Wolves’ brings LA’s 1980s metal scene back to life

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“These three friends who all are passionately into metal, in their own particular ways, find their way to each other and all fall in love with each other, I guess you could say. It's a friendship that lasts for years,” John Wray says of the three main characters in his new novel, “Gone to the Wolves.” Illustration by Evan Solano, book cover image courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

In John Wray’s new novel “Gone to the Wolves,” the characters travel from Florida swamps to the 1980s Sunset Strip to Norway –– all in the name of metal.

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