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Publisher Description

“Yannick Murphy, while being one of our most daring andoriginal writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely attuned observer ofhuman behavior. . . . Murphy’s work provides pretty much unexceededreading pleasure.” —Dave Eggers

Thewarm, wry, and patient voice of a veterinarian father tells the heartfelt storyof his young New England family enduring a moving trial of loyalty, hope, andfaith after they are confronted with an unthinkable crisis. Acclaimed author Yannick Murphy’s intimate narrative style and lovely prosewill enthrall readers of Rivka Galchen,Padgett Powell, and Murphy’s own Signed, Mata Hari.The Call is a “triumph of quiet humorand understated beauty” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) from anauthor that the New York Times Book Review calls “an extraordinarilygifted fabulist.”

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
August 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper Perennial
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
830.5
KB

Customer Reviews

BdP in FL ,

The Call

Easy and enthralling read. Writer's unusual style made it easy to lay down at interruption and resume. Very credible look at the everyday life of a country veterinarian. (Made me wonder how on earth he managed this authentic view...) Ended too soon and rather abruptly for my taste (hope that's NOT a 'spoiler alert'!).

Allybarbo ,

Don't waste your time

I could only get through 20 pages of this book and I just had to quit. It's written in a style that doesn't flow and it hard to read. At least read the excerpt before you settle on the purchase.

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