What if dogs were not only man's best friend - but also his last hope? Clement is a disgraced dog show judge whose wife, Edith, left him under mysterious circumstances. When he is asked to step in as a last-minute substitute to judge at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, he learns two things: Edith is about to be killed by a shadow and it’s up to him to prevent it.
According to the Hunts, the only way to save Edith is making sure Irving, a hideous mongrel dog with special abilities, wins Best in Show.
This heart-hugging story about love, loss, and hope features memorable characters. The story was inspired by T. S. Garp’s first story, "The Pension Grillparzer" (part of John Irving's novel "The World According to Garp"). If you liked the short story Garp writes to win Helen's heart, you might also enjoy "The Marvelous Misfits of Westminster."