And a Dog Called Fig is the story of one writer’s life with dogs (including a frisky new puppy), how they are uniquely ideal companions for building a creative life, and some delightful tales about dogs and their famous writers. Into the writer’s isolation comes a dog, to sit beside the chair or to lie on the couch while the writer works, to force them outside for a walk, and suddenly, although still lonely, the writer has a companion. An artist’s solitude is a sacred space, one to be guarded from the chaos of the world, where the sparks of inspiration can be kindled into fires of creation. But within this quiet also lie loneliness, self-doubt, the danger of collapsing too far inward...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 8, 2022) Pages: 037460388X ISBN-10: 037460388X ISBN-13: 978-0374603885 ASIN: B092T8Z1RV
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Helen Humphreys is an acclaimed and award-winning author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her work includes the novel The Evening Chorus, Coventry and Afterimage and her non-fiction includes The Ghost Orchard and The Frozen Thames. She has won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Toronto Book Award, and she has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the Trillium Book Prize, the Lambda Literary Award and CBC Radio’s Canada Reads.