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The Resource Lily and the Octopus

Lily and the Octopus

Label
Lily and the Octopus
Title
Lily and the Octopus
Statement of responsibility
Steven Rowley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A national bestseller combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, "Lily and the Octopus is the dog book you must read this summer" (The Washington Post).Ted—a gay, single, struggling writer is stuck: unable to open himself up to intimacy except through the steadfast companionship of Lily, his elderly dachshund. When Lily's health is compromised, Ted vows to save her by any means necessary. By turns hilarious and poignant, an adventure with spins into magic realism and beautifully evoked truths of loss and longing, Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all. Introducing a dazzling and completely original new voice in fiction and an unforgettable hound that will break your heart—and put it back together again. Remember the last book you told someone they had to read? Lily and the Octopus is the next one. "Startlingly imaginative...this love story is sure to assert its place in the canine lit pack...Be prepared for outright laughs and searing or silly moments of canine and human recognition. And grab a tissue: "THERE! WILL! BE! EYE! RAIN!" (New York Newsday)
Summary
A man is reminded of how it feels to love fiercely, to fight for a loved one, and to work through the pain of letting go as he becomes gradually aware of his devoted bond with his aging canine companion
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
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10492477
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Rowley, Steven
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Romance
Target audience
adult
Label
Lily and the Octopus
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bda22710-fd5a-4e8c-b11d-860f9ffa588b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781501126246
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lily and the Octopus
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:bda22710-fd5a-4e8c-b11d-860f9ffa588b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781501126246
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Independence Public LibraryBorrow it
      175 Monmouth Street, Independence, OR, 97351, US
      44.851488 -123.185756
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