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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

David Wroblewski

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classic Born 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 remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. Edgar seems poised to carry on his family's traditions, but when catastrophe strikes, he finds his once-peaceful home engulfed in turmoil. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who accompany him, until the day he is forced to choose between leaving forever or returning home to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved. Filled with breathtaking scenes-the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain-The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation on the limits of language and what lies beyond, a brilliantly inventive retelling of an ancient story, and an epic tale of devotion, betrayal, and courage in the American heartland.

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classic Born 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 remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. Edgar seems poised to carry on his family's traditions, but when catastrophe strikes, he finds his once-peaceful home engulfed in turmoil. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who accompany him, until the day he is forced to choose between leaving forever or returning home to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved. Filled with breathtaking scenes-the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain-The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation on the limits of language and what lies beyond, a brilliantly inventive retelling of an ancient story, and an epic tale of devotion, betrayal, and courage in the American heartland.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The extraordinary debut novel that became a modern classic Born 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 remarkable gift for companionship is epitomized by Almondine, Edgar's lifelong friend and ally. Edgar seems poised to carry on his family's traditions, but when catastrophe strikes, he finds his once-peaceful home engulfed in turmoil. Forced to flee into the vast wilderness lying beyond the Sawtelle farm, Edgar comes of age in the wild, fighting for his survival and that of the three yearling dogs who accompany him, until the day he is forced to choose between leaving forever or returning home to confront the mysteries he has left unsolved. Filled with breathtaking scenes-the elemental north woods, the sweep of seasons, an iconic American barn, a fateful vision rendered in the falling rain-The Story of Edgar Sawtelle is a meditation on the limits of language and what lies beyond, a brilliantly inventive retelling of an ancient story, and an epic tale of devotion, betrayal, and courage in the American heartland.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Richard Poe

Length:

21h 40m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

54:26


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

56:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

31:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

55:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

43:49


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

53:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

49:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

41:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

54:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

42:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

45:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

49:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

42:01


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

36:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

37:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

33:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:27


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

44:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

49:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

59:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

38:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:23