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Sparwood Public Library FIC NUN (Text) 35172000259321 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780735219441 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 212 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2018.

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"When a woman unexpectedly loses a lifelong friend and mentor to suicide, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane that had been devoted to its suddenly vanished master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on friendship, loss, and bereavement and a celebration of the wonder and healing power of the human-canine bond."-- Author's website.
Awards Note:
National Book Award for fiction, Shortlist, 2018.
Subject: Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Great Dane > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

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