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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0061768065
ISBN-13: 9780061768064
Sku: 208941097
Publish Date: 9/19/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.5L x 1.75T
Pages:  566
Age Range:  NA
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A tale reminiscent of Hamlet that also celebrates the alliance between humans and dogs follows speech-disabled Wisconsin youth Edgar, who bonds with three yearling canines and struggles to prove that his sinister uncle is responsible for his fathers de ath. *Author: Wroblewski, David *Publication Date: 2008/10/01 *Number of Pages: 566 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.75 *Width: 6.50 *Height: 9.25
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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.
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.


"[T]he most enchanting debut novel of the summer. Written over a decade by the heretofore unknown David Wroblewski and arriving as a bolt from the blue, this is a great, big, mesmerizing read, audaciously envisioned as classic Americana." - Janet Maslin 06/08/2008

"[A] classic coming-of-age story with an ironic twist. Sustained by a momentum that has the crushing inevitability of fate, the propulsive narrative will have readers sucked in all the way through the breathtaking final scenes." (starred review) 02/18/2008

"A stately, wonderfully written debut novel...Highly recommended." 04/01/2008

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0566
Product attributePublisher:   Ecco Press
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