The Story Of Edgar Sawtelle, Volume 1 (Paperback)

By David Wroblewski

Random House Korea/Tsai Fong Books, 9788925531533, 477pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2009

Fall '09/Winter '10 Reading Group List

“This beautifully written family saga is set on a farm in Wisconsin, where Edgar -- born mute -- and his family raise prize dogs. This idyllic setting is upended when Edgar's Uncle Claude returns home and their world begins to fall apart. This is a coming-of-age story, a mystery, an epic novel, and, most of all, a story about the mystical relationship humans have with animals. You won't find a better read.”
— Karen Schwettman, Fox Tale Books, New Durham, NH
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July 2008 Indie Next List

“This story of a modern-day Hamlet, set in the northern woods of Wisconsin, reaches depths of emotion rare in any novel, much less a debut. Driven by powerful characters, particularly the mute Edgar and the amazing dog Almondine, this story of a family's destruction will resonate with readers long after completion.”
— Bill Cusumano, Nicola's Books, Ann Arbor, MI
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Indie Next List Highlights 2008

“This beautifully written family saga is set on a farm in Wisconsin, where Edgar - born mute - and his family raise prize dogs. This idyllic setting is upended when Edgar's Uncle Claude returns home and their world begins to fall apart. This is a coming-of-age story,a mystery, an epic novel, and, most of all, a story about the mystical relationship humans have with animals. You won't find a better read.”
— Karen Schwettman, Fox Tale Books, New Durham, NH
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Description

THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE: A Novel is a passionate, absorbing and riveting debut novel by David Wroblewski. In this captivating story, the author illustrates a boy hero Edgar who is born mute and has a preternatural ability to commune with the dogs and his family's odyssey. Korean translation by Gweon Sang Mi. Vol 1 of 2
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