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The Resource Lily and the octopus, Steven Rowley

Lily and the octopus, Steven Rowley

Label
Lily and the octopus
Title
Lily and the octopus
Statement of responsibility
Steven Rowley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Intelligently written, finely observed and surprisingly moving, this is a book you'll find hard to put down' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie ProjectCompanions come in all shapes and sizes.Companionship lasts forever. Lily and the Octopus is a novel about finding that special someone to share your life with. For Ted Flask, that someone is Lily, and she happens to be a dog. This novel reminds us how to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all. Reminiscent of The Life of Pi and The Art of Racing in the Rain, with spins into magic realism and beautifully evoked universal truths of love, loyalty and loss, a hilariously sardonic and not altogether reliable narrator, and one unforgettable hound who simple wisdom will break your heart and put it back together again, Lily and the Octopus captures the search for meaning in death and introduces a dazzling new voice in fiction
Summary
Lily is a short, happy 12-year-old who loves mint chocolate-chip ice cream. Ted is a fortyish writer who's been in therapy since he split with his last boyfriend. He also loves Lily -- his dachshund -- with all his heart, and is unable to bear the brain tumor that is stealing Lily's sight and will eventually take her life. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious (Lily's contributions to the conversation are priceless), this debut is a by-turns funny, loving, and quirky account of the love between humans and their pets. Have tissues handy. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Storyline
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Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10492477
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Lily and the octopus, Steven Rowley
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BDA22710-FD5A-4E8C-B11D-860F9FFA588B
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn951008160
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501126246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • BDA22710-FD5A-4E8C-B11D-860F9FFA588B
  • 0C13BED5-5528-48F1-A552-92D216132E89
System control number
(OCoLC)951008160
Label
Lily and the octopus, Steven Rowley
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BDA22710-FD5A-4E8C-B11D-860F9FFA588B
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn951008160
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501126246
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • BDA22710-FD5A-4E8C-B11D-860F9FFA588B
  • 0C13BED5-5528-48F1-A552-92D216132E89
System control number
(OCoLC)951008160

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