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An Ideal Companion

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An Ideal Companion by Michael Christie
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The reluctant owner of a wayward Andalucian wolfhound named Buddy, Dan discovers the immutable bond between man and his best friend. “An Ideal Companion” is part of Michael Christie’s critically acclaimed short-story collection, The Beggar’s Garden.

The Beggar’s Garden follows a diverse group of characters, from a bank manager to a drug addict to a retired Samaritan, a web designer, and a car thief, as they drift through each other’s lives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Michael Christie’s darkly funny debut collection won the Vancouver Book Award; it was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

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HarperCollins Canada; November 2012
50 pages; ISBN 9781443421799
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Title: An Ideal Companion
Author: Michael Christie
 
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