I Thought You Were Dead
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I Thought You Were Dead

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For Paul Gustavson, life is a succession of obstacles, a minefield of mistakes to stumble through. His wife has left him, his father has suffered a stroke, his girlfriend is dating another man, he has impotency issues, and his overachieving brother invested his parents' money in stocks that tanked. Still, Paul has his friends at Bay State bar, a steady line of cocktails, and Stella. Stella is Paul's dog. She listens with compassion to all his complaints about the injustices of life and gives him better counsel than any human could. Their relationship is at the heart of this poignantly funny and deeply moving story about a man trying to fix his past in order to save his future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1616200480
  • 9781616200480
  • 1,838,656

Review quote

Stella the dog is always charming. And there s a dignity and gravity to Paul s affection for her . . . Their friendship [is] one of the best ever put down on paper. St. Louis Post-Dispatch "show more

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