The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Jun 9, 2009 - Fiction - 336 pages
A tale in which Enzo, a loyal family dog, tells the story of his human family, how they nearly fell apart, and what he did to bring them back together. Enzo knows he is different from other dogs - he thinks and feels in nearly human ways. He has educated himself by watching extensive television, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo realizes that racing is a metaphor - that by applying the techniques a driver would apply on the race track, one can successfully navigate the ordeals and travails one encounters in life. Enzo relates the story of his human family, sharing their tragedies and triumphs.

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User Review  - Clara53 -

This was a good read... not in an ebullient way that I suspected at first when I picked it up, but on a different level. A bitter sweet story. I loved the perspicacious dog Enzo, the true protagonist ... Read full review

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An easy read; I can't decide if I should rate it with two stars to voice my distaste or three stars because I really am a fan of fairy tales. My biggest beef with this book is in the spoiler that ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Garth Stein is the author of three novels, The Art of Racing in the Rain, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, and Raven Stole the Moon, and a play, Brother Jones. He has also worked as a documentary filmmaker and lives in Seattle with his family.

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