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    DescriptionEnzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver. Through Denny, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition, and he sees that life, like racing, isn't simply about going fast. Using the techniques needed on the race track, one can successfully navigate all of life's ordeals.On the eve of his death, Enzo takes stock of his life, recalling all that he and his family have been through: the sacrifices Denny has made to succeed professionally; the unexpected loss of Eve, Denny's wife; the three-year battle over their daughter, Zoe, whose maternal grandparents pulled every string to gain custody. In the end, despite what he sees as his own limitations, Enzo comes through heroically to preserve the Swift family, holding in his heart the dream that Denny will become a racing champion with Zoe at his side. Having learned what it takes to be a compassionate and successful person, the wise canine can barely wait until his next lifetime, when he is sure he will return as a man. A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope, The Art of Racing in the Rain is a beautifully crafted and captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it.


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    Title
    The Art of Racing in the Rain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Garth Stein
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 321
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061537936
    ISBN 10: 0061537934
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    Libri: I-CK
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/DEATH
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 60
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PS3569.T3655 A88 2008
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    09 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "The Art of Racing in The Rain has everything: love, tragedy, redemption, danger, and--most especially--the canine narrator Enzo. This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human."--Sara Gruen, Author of Water for Elephants