The reluctant owner of a wayward Andalucian wolfhound named Buddy Dan discovers the immutable bond between man and his best friend “An Ideal Companion” is part of Michael Christie’s critically acclaimed short story collection The Beggar’s GardenThe Beggar’s Garden follows a diverse group of characters from a bank manager to a drug addict to a retired Samaritan a web designer and a car thief as they drift through each other’s lives in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Michael Christie’s darkly funny debut collection won the Vancouver Book Award it was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction PrizeHarperCollins brings great works of literature to life in digital format upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms Look for titles in the HarperCollins short stories collection to build your digital library

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