The Resource The friend, Sigrid Nunez

The friend, Sigrid Nunez

Label
The friend
Title
The friend
Statement of responsibility
Sigrid Nunez
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A 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 traumatised 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 unravelling. 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
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • National Book Award for Fiction, 2018.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619961
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nunez, Sigrid
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals
  • Women
  • Friendship
  • Grief
  • Female friendship
  • Human-animal relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
The friend, Sigrid Nunez
Link
http://www.sigridnunez.com
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059797396
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780735219458
Lccn
2017011191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981507732
Label
The friend, Sigrid Nunez
Link
http://www.sigridnunez.com
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059797396
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780735219458
Lccn
2017011191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)981507732

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