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Sydney Darrow is the daughter of a renowed anthropologist. A young widow, she arrives at her father's home where he is studying a man who appeared to have been raised by wolves. Locked up, he does not speak. His lonely gaze fascinates Sydney and she thinks more company would be good for him. With kindness and gentleness, she discovers he can talk and has a name, Michael. Friendship grows between Sydney and Michael as she educates him. Michael soon falls in love with Sydney.
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After a trip to the zoo, Michael, knowing what it is like to be caged, decides to free the animals. Police are looking for him everywhere. Meanwhile, Michael's parents are discovered. Sydney must protect him until he is reunited with his family. But it breaks her heart knowing he will soon have a life without her.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes How difficult?    -   wild lover

Main Male Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful Unusual characteristics?    -   Very naive/shy - Doesn't know where to put weiner

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   20's-30's Effect of sexing    -   blissful


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   80% How explicit is the sex?    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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