2008, 1st editon; Harper Collins Publishers, New York; hardbound in blue boards with mantis green lettering along spine; very good condition, unmarked pages, appears unread; dust jacket very good.
The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2008 novel by American author and film producer Garth Stein — told from a dog's point of view.
The novel was a New York Times best seller for 156 weeks.
The novel follows the story of Denny Swift, a race car driver and customer representative in a Seattle BMW dealership, and his dog Enzo, who believes in the Mongolian legend that a dog who is prepared will be reincarnated in his next life as a human. Enzo sets out to prepare, with The Seattle Times calling his journey "a struggle to hone his humanness, to make sense of the good, the bad and the unthinkable."
Enzo spends most of his days watching and learning from television, gleaning what he can about his owner's greatest passion, race car driving — and relating it to life. Enzo eventually plays a key role in Denny's child-custody battle with his in-laws, and distills his observations of the human condition in the mantra "that which you manifest is before you." Enzo helps Denny throughout his life, through his ups and downs.