- What does the title mean? (this line is on p.238)
- What is the cover image? How does it connect to the novel?
- How did you respond to the vignette format?
- Why do you think we never learn the narrator/letter writer’s real name?
- Can you see the value in writing a letter to someone who can’t read?
- What do you think was Little Dog’s reason for writing this letter?
- What was the contribution of Trevor to the development of the theme?
- How does the book explore the idea of inherited family trauma?
- Discuss Little Dog’s relationship with Paul, compared to those with his mother and grandmother.
- Do you feel connected with the narrator? Why or why not?