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Funeral for a Dog

A Novel

by Thomas Pletzinger

Funeral for a Dog
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    Mar 2011, 322 pages

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Donna Chavez

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An award-winning novel about complicated relationships, personal isolation and the unpredictable messiness of life

Picking up Pletzinger's literary tour de force, Funeral for a Dog, feels like crashing a party that is in full swing by the time you walk in the door. If you've ever entered a roomful of people you don't know, but who all know each other, you can relate. It may take some time and some trust in Pletzinger's authorial skill to get into the groove of the book - and maybe a glass or two of wine - but in the end, your efforts will be worthwhile. In Funeral for a Dog, the party-crashing aura exists because the novel begins with the ending - and not some old, trite or tired ending, but with an involved message spaced out across seven picture postcards of Italy's gorgeous Lugano Lake District. Lake LuganoThe postcards are from somebody named Daniel to a woman named Elisabeth; they have no context, they make no sense... yet. But pour yourself a glass of nice Chablis and settle in...

Soon and in no time ...

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