‘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.
Steven Rowley has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, he is a graduate of Emerson College. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his boyfriend and their dog. Lily and the Octopus is his first novel. Follow him on social media @MrStevenRowley.
‘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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