The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs
Animal lovers, unite! A refreshingly sweet tale of friendship and forgiveness, The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs by Nick Trout will warm your heart and leave you smiling. (And if it doesn’t, woof!)
Written with goofy undertones through a seemingly heartless main character, Dr Cyrus Mills is a bitter, resentful veterinarian who begrudgingly returns to his hometown to take over his late and estranged father’s vet practice. By the heartless thing, I’m talking about Cyrus’s emotional disconnect with his four-legged patients and his systematically sterile, cold approach when discovering what he must do to save his father’s practice.
As more unfolds about Cyrus and his past, he himself learns who he really is and what he can give back to the characters of his hometown. The relationships he builds with his furry-friend patients grow as he learns the ins and outs of their owners and the often mysterious goings-on behind the small-town façade.
The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs reminds us how the love of animals can fulfil us and teach us how to be more loving, generous and kind human beings. Though not a particularly riveting read, the novel is touching, nostalgic and homely with a smattering of understated humour.
The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs by Nick Trout is released June 2013.