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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
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.
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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.

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"[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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