The Art of Racing in the Rain


Garth Stein

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The Art of Racing in the Rain Symbols


One of the reasons Denny is such a good driver is because of his skill in driving in the rain. Rain, he says, magnifies a driver's mistakes, and therefore many drivers fear the rain. However…

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While Enzo has always believed his soul to be more human than those of other dogs, he begins to cultivate what he believes is a more human outlook on life once he's introduced to the…

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Zoë's Zebra, the Demon

The zebra is Zoë's favorite stuffed animal, a toy Enzo never liked because it was his biggest rival for Zoë's love and attention. However, when Enzo is left at home without food for three…

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Ayrton Senna

Senna is Enzo's favorite driver, who died tragically and mysteriously during a race in 1995. Enzo says that Senna was charismatic and daring, and Senna is often conflated with Denny. Both Senna and…

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