Enzo narration of the story of their lives features several philosophical monologues in which Enzo uses racing as a metaphor for life. Enzo has learned everything he knows from Denny Swift. Their case is weak until Denny is charged with rape: Enzo adores the baby, Zoe, but he soon smells that something is off with Eve.
Throughout this period of time, Denny grows more distant from Eve. Denny works in a Seattle auto-repair shop to earn money to race. When Denny hits an extended rough patch, Enzo remains his most steadfast if silent supporter.
All charges are dropped, as is the custody suit. Library Journal Stein uses a dog as narrator to clever effect in this tear-jerker about an aspiring race-car driver who suffers more woes than Job but never mistreats his dog. Stein Raven Stole the Moon creates a patient, wise, and doggish narrator that is more than just fluff and collar.
She goes to the hospital, where doctors confirm the presence of a mass in her brain. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zoe, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit.
When Eve dies, they sue for permanent custody of Zoe. Enzo is convinced that he will be reincarnated as a man, with thumbs. Eve reaches a point where she has outlived her prognosis by one day. These side-chapters always manage to intersect with the rest of the plot on a thematic level.
Enzo thinks deeply about the world and his understanding of the truly important aspects of life makes his point of view both refreshing and illuminating.
Denny confronts her, explaining his current scenario in sympathetic terms. Publishers Weekly Enzo narrates his life story, beginning with his impending death.
The day of the trial arrives, and Annika takes the stand. Meanwhile, Denny leaves on racing tours for longer and longer periods of time. This should appeal to fans of both dogs and car racing; recommended for public libraries. Denny soon runs out of money to continue the lawsuit, and sells off his assets for a modest living arrangement.
Denny gets a good lawyer, but this head of steam is interrupted when Annika accuses him of rape.
Enzo ultimately teaches Denny and the reader that persistence and joie de vivre will see them through to the checkered flag. Their favorite pastime is watching footage of past races. Trish and Maxwell initiate proceedings to sue Denny for custody of Zoe. The story opens at a later point in time relative to the rest of the book, with Enzo past his prime and Denny a father and widower.
At the height of financial woes, Enzo gets hit by a car. He is looking back at some of the most critical moments of his existence as a dog and philosophizing about what he has learned on his journey so far.
It just so happens that Enzo is extremely intelligent and perceptive. Enzo watches racing channels on TV, soaking up facts and lore. Enzo comes to enjoy his role as protector and confidant to the little family until Eve suddenly becomes ill.
They later convince Denny to let Zoe join her mother for what time she has left. He focuses instead on his puppy years, valued time spent with Denny, and his own ruminations about the racing world. He believes that reincarnation into a human body is his ultimate destination.
Denny is arrested, and the likelihood of his successful custody battle is suddenly uncertain. Denny is offered a job testing Ferraris on a famous Italian track. Enzo is able to digest racing practices into profound philosophies of life.SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature.
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His reminiscences begin with the day Denny chose him out of a heap of puppies, taking him from a country farm to an apartment in Seattle. The Art of Racing in the Rain Summary of Racing in the Rain Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book.
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