El arte de conducir bajo la lluvia (The Art of Racing in the Rain)

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Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zoë, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposable thumbs, watches Denny's old racing videos, coins koanlike aphorisms that apply to both driving and life, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be ...
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Overview


Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zoë, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposable thumbs, watches Denny's old racing videos, coins koanlike aphorisms that apply to both driving and life, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be over and he can be reborn a man.
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Library Journal
Enzo narrates his life story, beginning with his impending death. He's not afraid of dying, as he's seen a television documentary on the Mongolian belief that a good dog will be reincarnated as a man. Yes, Enzo is a dog. And he belongs to Denny: husband, father, and customer service technician. Denny's dream is to be a professional race-car driver, and Enzo recounts the triumphs and tragedies—medical, financial, and legal—they share in this quest, the dangers of the racetrack being the least of their obstacles. Enzo ultimately teaches Denny and the reader that persistence and joie de vivre will see them through to the checkered flag. Recommended for public libraries with large Spanish-language commercial fiction collections. [LJ 4/1/08]
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603966153
  • Publisher: Suma
  • Publication date: 3/15/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 524,196
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Garth Stein
Garth Stein
Garth Stein, a former documentary film maker, was co-producer of the Academy Award-winning short film, The Lunch Date, and director of When Your Head's Not a Head, It's a Nut. He is the author of three novels, How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets, Raven Stole the Moon, and The Art of Racing in the Rain , and a play, Brother Jones. He lives in Seattle with his family.

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In our exclusive interview, Garth Stein shared some fun and fascinating facts about himself:
I've climbed Mt. Rainier
I've explored the deepest cave in North America
I've acted with Carol Channing
I've ridden my bicycle to Alaska
I've met Bill Clinton
I've played basketball with Slick Watts
I've bathed in the Dead Sea...I've piloted a boat in the Suez Canal
I've paddled an outrigger in the Java Sea
I've fathered three sons whom I love very, very much
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    1. Hometown:
      Seattle, Washington, USA
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 6, 1964
    2. Place of Birth:
      Los Angeles, California
    1. Education:
      BA Columbia University, Columbia College, '87, MFA Columbia University, School of the Arts, '90
    2. Website:

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

    Must read! Debe leerlo!

    Spanish version is well translated from the English

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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