Garth Stein–former documentary filmmaker and author

by | Jul 2, 2008

Garth Stein–former documentary filmmaker and author, most recently of “The Art Of Racing In The Rain,” a terrific new novel told from the standpoint of a wonderfully wise and philosophical dog named Enzo–discusses the seedlings of the idea that yielded the key story elements of “The Art Of Racing In The Rain,” and Enzo himself in the role of narrator; why and how Enzo is so philosophical and compassionate; how much of Enzo represents Stein, or the idealized him; the confidence he felt as he completed the novel in the strength of Enzo’s voice and the attendant originality of the book’s storytelling, even when those feelings weren’t shared by his now former literary agent; and the ongoing influence Enzo has on Stein and the way he endeavors to treat loved ones and others. [,]

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