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The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel

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ISBN13: 9780061738098
ISBN10: 0061738093
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Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely 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. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.

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 Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoë, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, 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, the 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.

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On the eve of a faithful canine's death, Enzo takes stock of his life while recalling the sacrifices, unexpected losses, and person struggles of his would-be race-car driver human, Denny, in the latter's efforts to retain custody of his daughter. 300,000 first printing. Reprint.

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A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it

About the Author

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

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gardner.cheryl, June 22, 2012 (view all comments by gardner.cheryl)
I have heard it said that this book is for Dog Lovers.. I, however am NOT a lover of dogs.. in fact I would consider myself relatively ambivalent to the four legged creatures.. this book, however is well written and full of insight.. and, while I am certain that it WILL be loved by many a dog lover.. those of us who do not fall into that classification will also fine this book moving and insightful..
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061738098
Publisher:
Harper
Subject:
General
Author:
by Garth Stein
Author:
Garth Stein
Author:
Stein, Garth
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Experimental fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Family Life
Subject:
Pets - Pet Tales
Subject:
BEST-FICTION OR530EndCap
Subject:
NEWARRIVAL-FICTION
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090609
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Product details 336 pages HarperCollins - English 9780061738098 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , On the eve of a faithful canine's death, Enzo takes stock of his life while recalling the sacrifices, unexpected losses, and person struggles of his would-be race-car driver human, Denny, in the latter's efforts to retain custody of his daughter. 300,000 first printing. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope—a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it
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