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The story of Edgar Sawtelle

a novel

by David Wroblewski

  • 210 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Ecco in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction,
  • Human-animal relationships,
  • Speech disorders,
  • Fratricide

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDavid Wroblewski
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3623.R63 S76 2008
    The Physical Object
    Pagination566 pages ;
    Number of Pages566
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26343516M
    ISBN 101607513846
    ISBN 109781607513841
    OCLC/WorldCa300052321


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Edgar Sawtelle 's grandfather, John, bought a farm many years ago, before Edgar was born, and began a dog breeding enterprise.

He rented out the land to another farmer, and with his wife, raised his two sons, Gar, Edgar's father, and Claude. Gar loves the dog breeding business and joins his father in it, but Claude is less enamored and moves away.

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Starting with Edgar's grandfather in the s, the Sawtelles have been dedicated to the breeding and training of dogs - a. This book also seems to have fans that either love it or hate it. What I didn't realize is that The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a modern day adaption of Hamlet where dogs take the place of some of Hamlets main characters.

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In exchange for room and board, Edgar does work around Henry's place. Henry needs the shed cleared. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle was selected as one of the best books of by numerous magazines and newspapers around the country, and has been translated into over 25 languages.

David holds a degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin and an M. in Creative Writing from the Warren Wilson M. Program for Writers. The one that stayed was Edgars father, Gar Sawtelle.

His parents married late in life. Gar was over thirty, Trudy, a few years younger, and the story of how they met changed depending on whom Edgar asked and who was within earshot. It was love at first sight, his mother would tell him, loudly.

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You swam in a river of chance and. The prose in Edgar Sawtelle is breathtaking. The story is set in the Chequamegon National Forest in Northern Wisconsin (my childhood stomping grounds). And Ive never wanted to bring a character to life more than Ive wanted Almondine to be real.

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