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Top 40 Book Club : December 2009
33 THE STORY OF EDGAR SAWTELLE DAVID WROBLEWSKI Born mute, Edgar Sawtelle has a happy life growing up on his parent's farm in Wisconsin, until his father dies mysteriously. Unable to call for help, Edgar blames himself and struggles with his grief. He is unable to cope with either an affair between his mother and his uncle or his own vision of his father's ghost. Edgar escapes to the wilderness with his dogs but eventually he must return only to find that all is not as he expects. 'a compelling debut novel'