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The Friend

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A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, 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 traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them. Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.

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Fine book, but less dog content than I was expecting submitted by jaromatorio on July 22, 2019, 12:34pm This book was alright, but I expected it to mostly be about the relationship between the author and her friend’s dog, which ended up being sort of the background story rather than the focus of the book.

Poignant submitted by inewton on August 5, 2019, 1:54pm This book was really touching. A quick and easy read thanks to the style, but not without plenty of content and things left to think about. Would really recommend. I really enjoyed all the literary references too; as someone not super well-versed in classic literature/writers, I feel like I learned a lot from this book!

Charming Nunez fiction submitted by avandeusen on July 17, 2021, 10:07am I really enjoyed Nunez's "What are you going through," so I picked up this book and it did not disappoint. Nunez's writing style is engaging and unique (without being inaccessible).

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PUBLISHED
New York : Riverhead Books, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: 212 pages ; 21 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780735219441
9780735219458

SUBJECTS
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Grief -- Fiction.
Psychological fiction.