Sigrid Nunez - The Friend

Upcoming Event
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Winner of the 2018 National Book Award, Nunez’s novel is an elegant and beautifully written story of one writer mourning another. A lifelong friend of the late “you,” the unnamed narrator grieves with the intensity of a lover or the raw pain of an abandoned animal.  Moved by the plight of her late friend’s dog, the narrator adopts him, and Apollo both focuses her emotions and distracts her from them by making her think about how dogs understand death, how much their experience is like ours, and, if this isn’t just “the magical thinking of pathological grief,” what Apollo’s suffering can tell us about the meaning of love, loyalty, and betrayal. Told without sentimentality, the novel flashes with unexpected and generous humor.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
The Friend: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735219458
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Riverhead Books - February 5th, 2019

Not Signed or Personalized