The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David WroblewskiBorn mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgars lifelong friend and ally. But with the unexpected return of Claude, Edgars paternal uncle, turmoil consumes the Sawtelles once peaceful home. When Edgars father dies suddenly, Claude insinuates himself into the life of the farm—and into Edgars mothers affections.
Grief-stricken and bewildered, Edgar tries to prove Claude played a role in his fathers death, but his plan backfires—spectacularly. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who follow him. But his need to face his fathers murderer and his devotion to the Sawtelle dogs turn Edgar ever homeward.
David Wroblewski is a master storyteller, and his breathtaking scenes—the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain—create a riveting family saga, a brilliant exploration of the limits of language, and a compulsively readable modern classic.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. The fine print hasn't been finalized, but David Wroblewski is certain his bestselling debut novel, The Story of Edgar Sawtelle , will make it onto the big screen. And although the author has been involved in the negotiations, he has no intention of pushing his luck with first-time ventures. I don't have the heart to do the kind of condensation and excision that's required. I had to reinterpret the story of Hamlet to make this book. And my book is going to have to be reinterpreted to make a film. I totally understand that.
Dog-lovers and Shakespeare fans have a new movie to look forward to, together. Oscar-nominated screenwriter William Broyles Jr. David Wroblewski's debut novel, based on "Hamlet" and including some elements of "Call of the Wild," was a selection of the Oprah Book Club back in It will now be brought to the big screen by Oprah Winfrey and Tom Hanks , who will co-produce through their respective companies. He travels through the wilderness of Wisconsin and Canada followed by three pups from a litter he'd been raising himself until he decides to return home and face the man he suspects is the killer. Even if you know how it ends, whether from reading the book or from the Shakespearean influence, this should be an exciting movie. It's got ghosts and tornadoes and cute dogs.
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