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The Dogs of Babel - Carolyn Parkhurst
The Dogs of Babel
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In Paul's fantastic and even perilous search for the truth about his wife's death, he abandons his everyday life to embark on a series of experiments designed to teach his dog Lorelei to communicate. Could she really give him the answers he is looking for?
In Paul's fantastic and even perilous search for the truth about his wife's death, he abandons his everyday life to embark on a series of experiments designed to teach his dog Lorelei to communicate. Could she really give him the answers he is looking for?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316778503 (0316778508)
ASIN: 316778508
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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tigertales
tigertales rated it
This book is beautiful. Its imagery is rich and captivating. Lexy, the main character's wife, makes masks for a living and this whole book is one long masquerade. It also contains one of the most poignant and realistic treatments of mental illness I've ever read. I identified with Lexy very strongly...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
3.0 The Dogs of Babel
Paul Iverson is having trouble getting hold of his wife. After numerous phone calls home, finally the phone is answered by someone Paul does not know … a police officer who informs Paul his wife has died in an accidental fall from a tree in their backyard. Understandably Paul is grief stricken and...
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)
Eccentric Musings (jakaEM) rated it
3.0
The Art of Racing in the Rain meets The Time Traveller's Wife. An exploration of marriage, communication, love, loss, grief. Kind of sidles up to canine-human communication as a metaphor for the difficulty of knowing someone else, understanding who they are, what they're saying, what it means as a ...
cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
1.0 The Dogs of Babel
Terribly sad story of a man trying to find out how and why his wife died by teaching his dog to talk. Not for the squeamish.
SJane
SJane rated it
Found this on my mother's coffee table while visiting. I had nothing better to do. But actually I probably could have found something better to do.
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