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Dogwalker

(2001)
A collection of stories by

 

"One of the funniest, smartest, tallest writers at work in America today."
Zadie Smith


The debut collection of an O. Henry Award - winning short-story writer, Dogwalker assembles its cast from society's misfits: the disabled and the blind, the hapless and the troubled, and all species of mutants - including a giant slug that almost breaks up a marriage, a preponderance of three-legged dogs, and a family of circus freaks who look remarkably like cats. Here, too, are hexes, voodoo, refrigerated dead puppies, and an unforgettable game involving a chainsaw. The stories in Dogwalker are narrated with surreal tranquility, with a pronounced lack of amazement at life's vicissitudes and an affable acceptance of its strangest circumstances.

With a pitch-perfect ear for dialogue and a sensibility as unique as his subjects, Arthur Bradford peels back a surface layer of depravity and violence to reveal a world of surprising gentleness, compassion, and innocence. In these twelve strikingly provocative and hilarious stories, he emerges as an utterly original new voice in contemporary fiction.

 
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Used availability for Arthur Bradford's Dogwalker


See all available used copies of this book at Abebooks UK or Abebooks US
 

Hardback Editions

November 2001 : UK Hardback
Title: Dogwalker
Author(s): Arthur Bradford
ISBN: 0-241-14150-8 / 978-0-241-14150-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Dogwalker: Stories
Author(s): Arthur Bradford
ISBN: 0-375-41232-8 / 978-0-375-41232-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Dogwalker
Author(s): Arthur Bradford
ISBN: 0-14-100572-6 / 978-0-14-100572-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

September 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Dogwalker (Om)
Author(s): Arthur Bradford
ISBN: 0-14-100966-7 / 978-0-14-100966-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2002 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Dogwalker (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Arthur Bradford
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon CA   



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