The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Author(s): David Wroblewski
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009
Product Number: EB00242155
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061792595
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Description

Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgar's paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles' once peaceful home. When Edgar's father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm—and into Edgar's mother's affections.

Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his father's death, but his plan backfires—spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his father's murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward.

David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): David Wroblewski
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number DD18085
Released: Jul 14, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504637688
eAudio
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Author(s): David Wroblewski
Narrator(s): Richard Poe
Product Number Z100061816
Released: Aug 13, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062316998

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