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The Resource Lily and the octopus, Steven Rowley

Lily and the octopus, Steven Rowley

Label
Lily and the octopus
Title
Lily and the octopus
Statement of responsibility
Steven Rowley
Title variation
Lily & the octopus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Teddy is unhappily single in L.A. In between sessions with his therapist and dates with men he meets online, Teddy has debates with his dachsund, Lily, who occupies his heart. Unfortunately, he is also able to communicate with the "octupus" attached to Lily's head, which is soon revealed to be a metaphor for Lily's lethal cranial tumor. As Lily's condition worsens, Teddy faces off with the "octopus", engaging it in a battle of wills that takes on epic proportions. An exceedingly authentic, keenly insightful, funny and ardent tribute to the purity of love between a pet and its human. --
Summary
Lily is a short, happy 12-year-old who loves mint chocolate-chip ice cream. Ted is a fortyish writer who's been in therapy since he split with his last boyfriend. He also loves Lily -- his dachshund -- with all his heart, and is unable to bear the brain tumor that is stealing Lily's sight and will eventually take her life. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious (Lily's contributions to the conversation are priceless), this debut is a by-turns funny, loving, and quirky account of the love between humans and their pets. Have tissues handy. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2016.
Assigning source
adapted from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10492477
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O888
LC item number
L55 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Lily and the octopus, Steven Rowley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20646126
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781501126222
Lccn
2015027647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn916408533
  • (OCoLC)916408533
  • (DLC)BK0017919416
Label
Lily and the octopus, Steven Rowley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Dust jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20646126
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9781501126222
Lccn
2015027647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn916408533
  • (OCoLC)916408533
  • (DLC)BK0017919416

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