Sigrid Nunez - The Friend (A Novel) (2nd Hand Paperback)
Sunday Times Best Summer Reads 2018.
A Financial Times 2018 Best Book: Critics Pick.
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, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.
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 unravelling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Modern Mainstream Fiction
- Published : 2018 (Riverhead Books - USA)
- ISBN : 9780735219458
- SKU : B001894
- PPC : LL250gm
- RRP : $16.00
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Sigrid Nunez’s The Friend sometimes reads like a memoir, sometimes like a letter to a friend and sometimes, in an attempt to make sense of both her friend’s death and the dog who has come to stand in for him, a philosophical inquiry. I loved it!" - Goodreads Review.
Sigrid Nunez is an American writer, best known for her novels. Her seventh novel, The Friend, won the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. She is on the faculty of the Creative Writing Program at Boston University.