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The Resource The friend, Sigrid Nunez

The friend, Sigrid Nunez

Label
The friend
Title
The friend
Statement of responsibility
Sigrid Nunez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory...Nunez has a wry, withering wit."-NPR "[A] sneaky gut punch of a novel...a consummate example of the human-animal tale."-Harper's Magazine A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog. When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building. While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them. Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion
Summary
Becoming the guardian of her late best friend's enormous Great Dane, a grieving woman is evicted from her no-pets apartment and forges a deep bond with the equally distraught animal in ways that initially disturb her friends
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619961
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nunez, Sigrid
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.U485
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Female friendship
  • Female friendship
  • Human-animal relationships
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / General
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The friend, Sigrid Nunez
Link
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735219465
Lccn
2017016355
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4988728b-1ab3-45bb-b303-1ddcd9bf8c5f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981761711
  • ocn981761711
  • 2998867
Label
The friend, Sigrid Nunez
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780735219465
Lccn
2017016355
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4988728b-1ab3-45bb-b303-1ddcd9bf8c5f
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)981761711
  • ocn981761711
  • 2998867

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