The Friend by Sigrid Nunez

The Friend

A moving story of love, friendship, grief, healing, and the magical bond between a woman and her dog.When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in ...

Details The Friend

TitleThe Friend
Release DateFeb 6th, 2018
PublisherRiverhead Books
GenreFiction, Animals, Contemporary, Dogs

Reviews The Friend

  • Thegirlintheafternoon
    Task: Popsugar Reading Challenge - A book about death or grief - 5/5 starsMoving, thoughtful, profoundly sad, and one of the best-written and best-constructed books I've read in years.
  • Wesley
    An elliptical masterpiece about grief and transference as gripping as it is moving.
  • Devon H
    This is one weirdly meta book. Predominantly about grief told through the lens of a woman's relationship with a dog, this book was all over the place. However, that wasn't a bad thing for Nunez's story. Her characters felt full and realistic, scatterbrained and so human. A woman, whose name we are never told, loses her best friend and mentor to suicide, a slightly older male author. He leaves her his Great Dane, a dog whom she cannot have in her...