A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope--a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.
|Publish Date:||Jun 2009|
|Number of Pages:||321|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.6|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.0 x 1.0|
Enzo narrates his life story, beginning with his impending death. Enzo's not afraid of dying, as he's seen a television documentary on the Mongolian belief that a good dog will reincarnate as a man. Yes, Enzo is a dog. And he belongs to Denny: husband, father, customer service technician. Denny's dream is to be a professional race-car driver, and Enzo recounts the triumphs and tragedies--medical, financial, and legal--they share in this quest, the dangers of the racetrack being the least of their obstacles.
Enzo ultimately teaches Denny and the reader that persistence and jo ie de vivre will see them through to the checkered flag. Stein (Raven Stole the Moon) creates a patient, wise, and doggish narrator that is more than just fluff and collar. This should appeal to fans of both dogs and car racing; recommended for public libraries.
[See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/08; see also the Q&A with Stein, p. 74.] - Dan Forrest, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green
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