Lily and the OctopusBook - 2016
Teddy is unhappily single in L.A. In between sessions with his therapist and dates with men he meets online, Teddy has debates with his dachsund, Lily, who occupies his heart. Unfortunately, he is also able to communicate with the "octupus" attached to Lily's head, which is soon revealed to be a metaphor for Lily's lethal cranial tumor. As Lily's condition worsens, Teddy faces off with the "octopus", engaging it in a battle of wills that takes on epic proportions. An exceedingly authentic, keenly insightful, funny and ardent tribute to the purity of love between a pet and its human. -- adapted from Booklist and Publisher's Weekly.
Publisher: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Lily & the octopus
From Library Staff
If you have ever loved and lost a beloved pet, keep the tissues handy for this story of a man learning to cope with his dog's declining health. Fiction, but based on the author's experience of losing his own dog.