The Resource The dogs of Babel, Carolyn Parkhurst

The dogs of Babel, Carolyn Parkhurst

Label
The dogs of Babel
Title
The dogs of Babel
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Parkhurst
Title variation
Lorelei's secret
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paul Iverson's Life Changes in an instant. He returns home one day to find that his wife, Lexy, has died under strange circumstances. The only witness was their dog, Lorelei, whose anguished barking brought help to the scene-but too late. In the days and weeks that follow, Paul begins to notice strange "clues" in their home: books rearranged on their shelves, a mysterious phone call, and other suggestions that nothing about Lexy's last afternoon was quite what it seemed. Reeling from grief, Paul is determined to decipher this evidence and unlock the mystery of her death. But he can't do it alone; he needs Lorelei's help. A linguist by training, Paul embarks on an impossible endeavor: a series of experiments designed to teach Lorelei to communicate what she knows. Perhaps behind her wise and earnest eyes lies the key to what really happened to the woman he loved. As Paul's investigation leads him in unexpected and even perilous directions, he revisits the pivotal moments of his life with Lexy, the brilliant, enigmatic woman whose sparkling passion for life and dark, troubled past he embraced equally. Written with a quiet elegance and a profound knowledge of love's hidden places, The Dogs of Babel is a novel of astonishing and lasting power-a story of marriage, survival, and devotion that lies too deep for words
Summary
Discovering clues that indicate his beloved wife may not have died accidentally, Paul Iverson begins a perilous search for the truth while attempting to teach his dog, who witnessed the crime, to communicate
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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072340
Cataloging source
DLC
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1971-
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Parkhurst, Carolyn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3616.A754
LC item number
D6 2003
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Widowers
  • Accident victims
  • New Orleans (La.)
  • Witnesses
  • Virginia
  • Grief
  • Dogs
  • Dogs
  • Accident victims
  • Dogs
  • Grief
  • Widowers
  • Witnesses
  • Louisiana
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
Label
The dogs of Babel, Carolyn Parkhurst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
After his wife Lexy dies after falling from a tree, linguistics professor Paul Iverson becomes obsessed with teaching their dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Lorelei (the sole witness to the tragedy), to speak so he can find out the truth about Lexy's death--was it accidental or did Lexy commit suicide? Parkhurst alternates between Paul's strange and passionate efforts to get Lorelei to communicate and his heartfelt memories of his whirlwind relationship with Lexy
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title
  • Fiction
Control code
ocm51152798
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780739436578
Lccn
2002043644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51152798
Label
The dogs of Babel, Carolyn Parkhurst
Publication
Bibliography note
After his wife Lexy dies after falling from a tree, linguistics professor Paul Iverson becomes obsessed with teaching their dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Lorelei (the sole witness to the tragedy), to speak so he can find out the truth about Lexy's death--was it accidental or did Lexy commit suicide? Parkhurst alternates between Paul's strange and passionate efforts to get Lorelei to communicate and his heartfelt memories of his whirlwind relationship with Lexy
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Title
  • Fiction
Control code
ocm51152798
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780739436578
Lccn
2002043644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51152798

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