An Ideal Companion

Short Story
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Author(s): Michael Christie
Genre: Short Stories
Original Publish Date: Nov 13, 2012
Product Number: EB00230219
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443421799
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Description

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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