Lily & The Octopus

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A national bestseller combining the emotional depth of The Art of Racing in the Rain with the magical spirit of The Life of Pi, ôLily and the Octopus is the dog book you must read this summerö (The Washington Post). Tedùa gay, single, struggling writer is stuck: unable to open himself up to intimacy except through the steadfast companionship of Lily, his elderly dachshund. When LilyÆs health is compromised, Ted vows to save her by any means necessary. By turns hilarious and poignant, an adventure with spins into magic realism and beautifully evoked truths of loss and longing, Lily and the Octopus reminds us how it feels to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go, and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all. Introducing a dazzling and completely original new voice in fiction and an unforgettable hound that will break your heartùand put it back together again. Remember the last book you told someone they had to read? Lily and the Octopus is the next one. ôStartlingly imaginative...this love story is sure to assert its place in the canine lit pack...Be prepared for outright laughs and searing or silly moments of canine and human recognition. And grab a tissue: ôTHERE! WILL! BE! EYE! RAIN!ö (New York Newsday).