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The Friend: Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction Paperback – Import, 7 Feb 2019

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The contemplation of writing and the loss of integrity in our literary life form the heart of the novel . . . Nunez's prose itself comforts us. Her confident and direct style uplifts - the music in her sentences, her deep and varied intelligence. She addresses important ideas unpretentiously and offers wisdom for any aspiring writer who, as the narrator fears, may never know this dear, intelligent friend - or this world that is dying. But is it dying? Perhaps. But with The Friend, Nunez provides evidence that, for now, it survives

Charming . . . the comedy here writes itself . . . the novel's tone in general, however, is mournful and resonant . . . The snap of her sentences sometimes puts me in mind of Rachel Cusk

In crystalline prose, Nunez creates an impressively controlled portrait of the 'exhaustion of mourning'

A beautiful book . . . crammed with a world of insight into death, grief, art, and love

The book is an intimate, beautiful thing, deceptively slight at around 200 pages, but humming with insight . . . [an] artfully discursive meditation on friendship, love, death, solitude, canine companionship and the life of an aging writer in New York. Far from being heavy going, this novel, written as a letter to the late friend, is peppered with wry observations, particularly those of a writer stuck teaching undergraduates

A poignant reflection on loss and companionship

[A] sneaky gut punch of a novel . . . a consummate example of the human-animal tale . . . The Friend's tone is dry, clear, direct-which is the surest way to carry off this sort of close-up study of anguish and attachment

An elegant and darkly humorous meditation on grief and companionship, it's a great read - whether or not you're obsessed with canines

Often as funny as it is thoughtful, The Friend is an elegant meditation on grief, friendship, healing, and the bonds between humans and dogs

This is an intensely pleasurable read because it is so accessible, capacious and clever

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WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD and a NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER: a moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Virago (7 February 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0349012814
  • ISBN-13: 978-0349012810
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,40,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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