The Boy and the Dog (Hardback)
  • The Boy and the Dog (Hardback)
zoom

The Boy and the Dog (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£12.99
Hardback 320 Pages
Published: 27/10/2022
  • 10+ in stock

Usually dispatched within 2-3 working days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Waterstones Says

Deeply emotional and uplifting, Hase's moving story recounts a dog's adventures with six different owners as he travels to find the boy who was ripped away from him by a devastating tsunami.

One dog changes the life of everyone who takes him in on his journey to reunite with his first owner in this inspiring tribute to the bond between humans and dogs and the life-affirming power of connection.

Following a devastating earthquake and tsunami, a young man in Japan finds a stray dog outside a convenience store. The dog's tag says "Tamon," a name evocative of the guardian deity of the north. The man decides to keep Tamon, becoming the first in a series of owners as the dog journeys south to find the boy whom disaster tore him from.

Over the course of five years, Tamon will be taken into six vastly different homes, the final one belonging to his beloved first owner, Hikaru, a boy who has not spoken since the trauma of the tsunami. An agent of fate, Tamon is a gift to everyone who welcomes him into their life.

At once heart-rending and heart-warming, intimate and panoramic, suspenseful and luminous, this bestselling, award-winning novel weaves a feel-good tale of survival, resilience, and love beyond measure.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398515383
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

“What an amazing, beautiful book. In dreamlike, spare prose unsullied by sentimentality, it shows how one dog’s dignified presence can bring connection and love to a fractured world.” Cat Warren, New York Times bestselling author of What the Dog Knows

“Much like the love of our dogs, this fable about a lost dog and his epic journey to find home is a gift to us all.” Steven Rowley, bestselling author of Lily and the Octopus

“A highly original and unsentimental novel about the powerful bond between humans and dogs.” Helen Humphreys, author of And a Dog Called Fig

“Affecting . . . Moving . . . Never feels sentimental or overdrawn . . . [Seishu Hase] proves himself a gifted storyteller.” Publishers Weekly

“Heartrending . . . Powerfully demonstrates how love and loyalty can overcome obstacles . . . and how a dog’s love can save a person in every possible way.” Booklist

“Heartbreakingly moving in its simplicity . . . A touching meditation on shining lights in the face of trauma and hopelessness.” Kirkus Reviews

You may also be interested in...

Butter
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Long Island
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
The Guest
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Seventh Son
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Kairos
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Babel
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Added to basket
Close to Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Happy Place
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Yellowface
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Housemaid
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Last Devil To Die
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
We Solve Murders
Added to basket
£22.00   £16.99
Hardback
You Like It Darker
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback

“Moving and whimsical”

Seishu Hase has written a moving and whimsical tale about a dog called Tamon.This wouldn't necessarily be the type of book I would gravitate towards- animal fiction- but having read The Nagano Thrift Shop and the... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 22

“A Beautiful and soulful novel.”

I adored this book. It’s unbelievably moving, full of heart and soul. It’ll make you fall in love with your dogs all over again. And even if you don’t own a dog it’s still a brilliantly written book.
I feel this... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 15

“Beautiful novel.”

This is such a beautiful novel. Full of heart and soul.
Spilt into a few different stories, it’s really easy to get drawn in a lose all track of time.
The star is the amazing dog Tamon. A delightful , strong and... More

Paperback edition
Helpful? Upvote 6

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: