The reluctant owner of a wayward Andalucian wolfhound named Buddy, Dan discovers the immutable bond between man and his best friend. â??An Ideal Companionâ? is part of Michael Christieâ??s critically acclaimed short-story collection, The Beggarâ??s Garden.
The Beggarâ??s Garden follows a diverse group of characters, from a bank manager to a drug addict to a retired Samaritan, a web designer, and a car thief, as they drift through each otherâ??s lives in Vancouverâ??s Downtown Eastside. Michael Christieâ??s darkly funny debut collection won the Vancouver Book Award; it was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Rogers Writersâ?? Trust Fiction Prize.
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