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Award-winning author Paul Griffin has written a story of first love that is both heartbreaking and uplifting, filled with characters, both dog and human, that will change the way you look at the world.
The door opens, and this guy comes in, kind of tall, clean cut, definitely nice-looking, but there’s something wrong with him. He strikes me as both wounded and perhaps a little dangerous.
And so it began. Céce and Mack never expected to fall in love. She’s a sensitive A-student; he’s a high school dropout. But soon they’re spending all their time together, bonding over a rescued dog, telling their darkest secrets. Everything is perfect.
Until. Until. Mack loses control and makes a horrible mistake, and suddenly everything is impossible.
Céce and Mack struggle, with both humour and compassion for each other, to answer the question: how do you survive when the person you love can’t stay?