The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski
Born mute and able to communicate only by sign, the brilliant Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents Gar and Trudy. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomised by Almondine, Edgar′s lifelong companion. But when his beloved father mysteriously dies, Edgar blames himself, if only because his muteness left him unable to summon help. Grief-stricken and bewildered by his mother′s desperate affair with her dead husband′s brother, Edgar′s world unravels one spring night when, in the falling rain, he sees his father′s ghost. After a botched attempt to prove that his uncle orchestrated Gar′s death, Edgar flees into the Chequamegon wilderness leading three yearling dogs. Yet his need to face his father′s murderer, and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs, turn Edgar ever homeward. When he returns, nothing is as he expects, and Edgar must choose between revenge or preserving his family legacy...
′I flat-out loved The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. I closed the book with that regret readers feel only after experiencing the best stories ...Wonderful, mysterious, long and satisfying: readers who pick up this novel are going to enter a richer world. I envy them the trip. I don′t re-read many books, because life is too short. I will be re-reading this one.′ - Stephen King
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