Sight Hound: A Novel
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The long-awaited novel; a very special love story; from the best-selling author of Cowboys Are My Weakness.
This is the story of a woman, Rae, and her dog, Dante, a wolfhound who teaches "his human" that love is stronger than fear (the dog has always known this). Dante is the catalyst for change in other characters as well, and they step forward with their narratives: Rae's house-tender; her therapist; two veterinarians; and an anxiety-ridden actor, Howard, who turns out to be as stalwart as Dante himself. As the "seer" who hunts by sight rather than smell, Dante has some things to add, as does Rose, another dog who lives at Rae's heels, and Stanley the cat. Among and above these myriad voices, Rae voices her own challenges. With the wit and dead-on candor we've come to expect from Pam Houston, Sight Hound unfolds a story that illuminates the intangible covenant between loved ones. Here, dogs and humans are simply equal creatures, looking to connect and holding on for dear life when they do. Reading group guide included.
From Publishers Weekly
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I received this book as a gift from a family member whose instincts about what I will enjoy reading are usually spot on. But when I read the synopsis, I was by skeptical. My first thought was "Yes, I love dogs, and yes, I love to read but this sounds kinda hokey." I was wrong. It is one of my all time favorite books. The story itself is unique in perspective and depth. It is moving, honest and wise -- all of which sounds cliche -- but this book is anything but. I defy you to ever forget it. And I promise you'll read it again.
This is my favorite book of all time. The dog's point of view is amazing. The style that the book is written in will make you yearn for more. It's a book you can't put down and will want to read again.
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Aug 29, 2011
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
- Seller: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English