Comparable to: Shares some territory with Peter Carey's books. Has some Gabriel Garcia Marquez-esque magic realism vibes.
Representative quote: "For the last seventeen years they had only spoken to each other through their dog."
You might not like it if: You find the fable-like qualities more odd than magical.
How to get it: The best availability is probably online and at libraries.
[Originally posted 7/7/11.]