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The Art of Racing in the Rain

The finale of the novel The Art of Racing in the Rain is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, wrapping up all the threads that were loose throughout the novel, centering on Enzo (the dog) and his...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2019, 7:39 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

The title refers to the difficult journey of life and how it's possible to navigate through it successfully, even during the hard times. It refers to how a person has to be able to control...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2019, 11:54 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2008 novel that was adapted as a film in 2019. This story is told from the point of view of a dog named Enzo. Enzo describes his life with his...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2019, 4:47 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

In the second paragraph of Chapter 3 in Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain, the extended metaphor that relays advice about driving directly parallels Enzo's own view of a dog's afterlife...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2015, 8:14 am (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein’s novel has two protagonists: a human, Denny, and his dog, Enzo, who is also the narrator. When the novel begins, the frail, elderly Enzo is reflecting on his life with Denny, with whom...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019, 2:08 am (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

One way to think about the theme is that it signifies the contrast between contemplating coming death and the need to focus on the moment when racing, especially when racing in the rain since that...

Latest answer posted May 7, 2013, 10:34 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Enzo was alone and locked in the house by accident. Because she was so ill, Eve neglected to think about Enzo's welfare when she left the house with Zoe (her daughter). According to the text, Eve...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2016, 8:38 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

An author’s word choice is called diction. Authors choose specific words in order to create meaning, and also to establish the mood or emotion of their work. You would expect something...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2014, 6:12 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

There are a few events in the book that emphasize the values inherent in the quote above. Possibly the best example pertains to the havoc Annika causes in Denny's life through her false rape...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2016, 3:48 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

The controversy regarding Ayrton Senna's last race lay in the differing accounts of how he died. Accordingly, Ayrton Senna had died when his car veered off the course on the day of the San Marino...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2016, 2:54 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Hello! In the novel The Art Of Racing In The Rain, Annika is a fifteen year old cousin of Eve's who is infatuated with Denny. On a mid-winter trip to the mountains, Annika is part of the group of...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2015, 3:57 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

When a reader talks about "turning points and significant events" he or she is speaking specifically about plot development. The plot of a story is comprised of six different parts: the...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2016, 5:53 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Dancing in the Rain by Garth Stein, is written from an interesting point of view. The author uses a the stylistic technique of having a narrator as the storyteller but in this novel the...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2015, 2:24 am (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Enzo's been hit by a car. Thankfully, he'll survive, but he's been quite severely injured by the accident. When Enzo wakes up, Denny tells him that he has a cracked pelvis. It'll take a little...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2021, 1:44 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

In the story, Denny makes the comment that 'rapists don't get custody of their little girls' after he is charged with the third degree rape of a minor. The supposed victim is fifteen year old...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2016, 2:29 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

The mantra of Enzo in the novel The Art of Racing in the Rain is “That which you manifest is before you.” In other words, we manifest our own destinies. The premise of the novel is that Enzo is...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2019, 10:04 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

The Art of Racing in the Rain is a novel written by Garth Stein. This novel is told from the point of view of Enzo, a dog. Enzo describes his life living with his owner Denny. In chapter 2 of this...

Latest answer posted October 2, 2019, 2:33 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

In Chapter 37, Enzo is diagnosed with 'degenerative arthritis caused by hip dysplasia.' He finds that his movements are no longer smooth and easy, and he surmises that the diagnosis foreshadows the...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2016, 5:46 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Early in Garth Stein's novel The Art of Racing in the Rain, the story's narrator, the aging canine Enzo, discusses the basis for his belief that he will be reincarnated as a human being. That...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2015, 1:58 am (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

What a wonderful book! It depends if you are thinking from Enzo, the dog's perspective, or the reader's. Let's go with the reader's perspective. Some of the most difficult words are ones that...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2015, 6:40 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Enzo describes his mother as a Lab or Labrador Retriever. He maintains that he doesn't remember much about her, but he does remember that she had "pendulous teats that swung to and fro" as he and...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2016, 2:18 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

The “Art of Racing in the Rain” is a novel by Seattle, Washington-based writer Garth Stein. The story is told from the point-of-view of a dog, who looks out at the landscape of the world that...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2015, 7:56 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

In the book The Art of Racing in the Rain, there are several characters: Enzo, a dog who serves as the narrator; Denny, Enzo's owner; Eve, the threat turned friend; Zoe, the child that restores...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2019, 7:03 pm (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

The actor who plays the human Enzo in The Art of Racing in the Rain is listed on IMDB as Parker. He has no other films to his name so it's difficult to know whether that is his full legal name, his...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019, 10:42 am (UTC)

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The Art of Racing in the Rain

Garth Stein decided to tell this story from the perspective of Enzo, the dog. Once he became a family pet, Enzo played an important role in helping the humans through difficult times. Denny was...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2019, 8:43 pm (UTC)

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