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The Labrador Pact

Fiction: Literary Fiction
Unabridged   6.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/28/2008

The Labrador Pact

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Audio CD ISBN:9781598871029
Digital Download ISBN:9781598875539


Wry, perceptive, and heartbreaking, The Labrador Pact is a cunning and original take on domestic life in all its joy and disillusionment—and on Shakespeare. Matt Haig has created an improbably poignant narrator in Prince, offering a truly unique perspective on the foibles of family relationships.

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Product Description

The story of a family in crisis and the loyal dog that holds them together, from the witty, imaginative author of The Dead Fathers Club.

The Hunters—Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte—are a typical family, with typical concerns: work, money, love, the trials of adolescence. What sets them apart is Prince, their black labrador.

Prince is an earnest and determined young dog. He strives to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact: Duty Over All. Other dogs, led by the springer spaniels, have revolted, but Prince takes his responsibilities seriously. As things in the Hunter family begin to go awry—marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide—he uses every canine resource to keep the clan together.

 In the end, Prince must choose: the family or the Pact? His decision may cost him everything.

Wry, perceptive, and heartbreaking, The Labrador Pact is a cunning and original take on domestic life, with an improbably poignant narrator.


“Clearly destined to become a cult hit. I only wish my dog had thought of it first.”
      —Daily Mail

“[Narrator] Jone's brilliant performance will have listeners howling with glee and begging for more.”
      —Publishers Weekly

"“A comic tour de force.”
      —The Times of London

Author Bio

MATT HAIG lives in Leeds, England. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Independent, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Face.

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