By David Wroblewski
The outstanding debut novel that turned a latest classic
Born mute, talking merely in signal, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic lifestyles along with his mom and dad on their farm in distant northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and proficient a fictional breed of puppy whose awesome present for companionship is epitomized by means of Almondine, Edgar's lifelong good friend and best friend. Edgar turns out poised to hold on his family's traditions, but if disaster moves, he unearths his once-peaceful domestic engulfed in turmoil.
Forced to escape into the substantial wasteland mendacity past the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age within the wild, battling for his survival and that of the 3 yearling canines who accompany him, until eventually the day he's compelled to choose from leaving perpetually or returning domestic to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved.
Filled with breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful imaginative and prescient rendered within the falling rain—The tale of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation at the limits of language and what lies past, a brilliantly creative retelling of an historic tale, and an epic story of devotion, betrayal, and braveness within the American heartland.