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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle (Hardcover) by David Wroblewski

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In this enchanting debut novel, a mute boy with the ability to communicate with dogs becomes suspicious of his uncle after the death of his father--a plot readers of HAMLET will find familiar. However, there is much more going on in this novel than merely a reenactment of Shakespeare's play: THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE is full of strange magic, lyrical prose, and a love of animals that are uniquely its own. Author David Wroblewski toiled on the novel for ten years, and the result is a rich and lovingly crafted book with a timeless classic quality. Selected as one of the 2008 Best Books of the Year by Publishers Weekly.
A Hamlet-style tale that also celebrates the ancient alliance between humans and dogs follow the coming-of-age of speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his father's death. 75,000 first printing.
Number of Pages: 566
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ecco Pr
Featured book lists: Oprah's Book Club
Author: David Wroblewski
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2008
TCIN: 11476194
UPC: 9780061768064
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-2062
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