Siobhan prefers dogs to people. But she discovers someone who she can talk to about cats, dogs, wolves and later they talk in animal about love, loss, and courage.
“In spare conversations and observations, Farish artfully captures the changeable weather of Siobhan’s emotional landscape: denial and acceptance, anger and resignation, joy and despair, in shifting combinations… Readers sensitive to nuance will find this replete with small surprises and grace notes.”
12-year old Lucy finds a best friend in a boy who has a physical disability and is the wisest kid she knows.
Barely restrained emotions underscore each conversation here, while the airy, elusive writing subtly conveys the full weight of each character's concerns.