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The Resource The Friend

The Friend

Label
The Friend
Title
The Friend
Statement of responsibility
Sigrid Nunez
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018"A beautiful book ... a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love." —Wall Street Journal"A penetrating, moving meditation on loss, comfort, memory...Nunez has a wry, withering wit." —NPR"Dry, allusive and charming...the comedy here writes itself." The New York TimesA 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
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Tone
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Character
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
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10619961
Cataloging source
DLC
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Nunez, Sigrid
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Friend
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4988728b-1ab3-45bb-b303-1ddcd9bf8c5f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735219465
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Friend
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:4988728b-1ab3-45bb-b303-1ddcd9bf8c5f
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780735219465
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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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