Publication Date: 07/06/2018 ISBN: 9781786893222 Category:

The Last Family in England

Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 07/06/2018 ISBN: 9781786893222 Category:
Paperback / Softback





Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador.

Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.

Publisher Review

A comic tour de force * * The Times * * I love this book. It's fabulous and moving and funny and strange. It will go down among the great animal books -- JEANETTE WINTERSON A winner from page one . . . A subtle, dog's-eye view of the frailty of human relationships * * Mail on Sunday * * This enchanting debut novel is quite unlike any book you'll have encountered before. The result is a treat - both moving and unexpectedly thought-provoking * * Daily Mail * * Dark, comic and quite brilliant * * New York Times * * An enchanting, albeit at times disturbing, journey into the heart of family . . . A remarkable book, and a brilliantly entertaining read * * Big Issue * * It sounds kooky, but Haig pulls it off stylishly and unsentimentally * * Observer * * Haig writes exquisitely from the perspective of the heart-sore outsider, but at their most moving his novels reveal the unbearable beauty of ordinary life * * Guardian * * Matt Haig is a writer for children and adults who is adept at digging into the human heart * * Sunday Times * *

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