Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Six strangers gather every evening at the edge of the woods calling their dogs to come back to them, beloved dogs that have joined a wild pack and don't respond to this needy chorus. Kingston Ontario author, Helen Humphreys, tells us about these people who can't face their loss. This is a novel about loneliness and a fear of what lies within us all. One's heart, like a household pet, can turn feral and this creates enormous anxiety. Humphreys articulates the profound connection between people and their dogs. I was drawn to the diverse characters in this story, all of them lacking something essential, and couldn't put it down until I was finished.