The story of a family in crisis and the loyal dog that holds them together
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Fiction | Fantasy
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 Huntersâ€”Adam, Kate, and
their children Hal and Charlotteâ€”are a typical family, with
typical concerns: work, money, love, the trials of
adolescence. What sets them apart is Prince, their black
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 awryâ€”marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties,
attempted suicideâ€”he uses every canine resource to keep the
In the end, Prince must choose:
the family or the Pact? His decision may cost him
Wry, perceptive, and heartbreaking, The
Labrador Pact is a cunning and original take on domestic
life, with an improbably poignant narrator.
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