Lily and the Octopus (Hardback)
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Lily and the Octopus (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 14/07/2016
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`Intelligently written, finely observed and surprisingly moving, this is a book you'll find hard to put down' Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project

Companions come in all shapes and sizes.
Companionship lasts forever.

Lily and the Octopus is a novel about finding that special someone to share your life with.
For Ted Flask, that someone is Lily, and she happens to be a dog.
This novel reminds us how to love fiercely, how difficult it can be to let go and how the fight for those we love is the greatest fight of all.

Reminiscent of The Life of Pi and The Art of Racing in the Rain, with spins into magic realism and beautifully evoked universal truths of love, loyalty and loss, a hilariously sardonic and not altogether reliable narrator, and one unforgettable hound who simple wisdom will break your heart and put it back together again, Lily and the Octopus captures the search for meaning in death and introduces a dazzling new voice in fiction.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471154348
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`This cute and quirky tale will steal your heart' * The Sun *
`A stirring journey through the life of one man and his dog, peppered with laughter and heart-tugging moments' * The Daily Mail *
`Lily and the Octopus is the dog book you must read this summer... Reading this heart-wrenching but ultimately breathtaking novel was a very profound experience... As Lily might say, "YOU! MUST! READ! THIS! BOOK!"' * The Washington Post *
`Singular, spectacular, and touchingly tentacular'

-- Chris Cleave, bestselling author of Everyone Brave Is Forgiven

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“Magical kind of friendship....”

This beautifully told story about life, friendship, love and the wonderful bonds we create with our pets. You don't need to be a dog lover to love this book. In every page, Lily the dog will make you laugh, sad... More

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“A marvellous mix of joy and sorrow”

Lily and the Octopus is a book about a man and his dog who appear to share a huge amount in emotional terms. They are, in fact, the love of each other's lives and it is, in many ways, wonderful to see the depth... More

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Angie at Glasgow Sauchiehall Street

“Reminiscent of Disney/Pixar's 'UP' in all the right ways”

This is not the kind of thing I usually read; I'm not one of those people who seeks out books likely to make me cry. But the quirkiness this one promised appealed, and as a person who knows what it is to love a... More

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