A Different Dog
The child narrator of A Different Dog can’t speak – we assume it is from a disability or a reaction to a trauma in his past. He is teased by the other kids and is a loner. On a cold winter’s day, when everyone is participating in a fun run on the mountain, our narrator finds himself alone at the scene of a car accident where the driver has died. But there is a little dog in the car… What follows is a moving story of survival and redemption (and somehow humour in the midst of all that), all told in a 96-page novella.