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The Art of Racing in the Rain

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Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul, he has educated himself by listening to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast.

On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Denny's wife; the three-year custody battle with his in-laws over their daughter, Zoë. In the end, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoë at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, this wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man.

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.

About the Author

Garth Stein is the author of three novels, The Art of Racing in the Rain, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, and Raven Stole the Moon, and a play, Brother Jones. He has also worked as a documentary filmmaker and lives in Seattle with his family.

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ISBN:
9780061780301
Author:
Stein, Garth
Publisher:
HarperAudio
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Welch, Christopher Evan
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Welch, Christopher Evan
Performed:
Welch, Christopher Evan
Author:
Welch, Christopher Evan
Subject:
General
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.80x5.20x.80 in. .35 lbs.
Media Run Time:
420

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