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The Dog

(2014)
A collection of stories by

 
 
"Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." - Paul Harding, author of Tinkers


Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural and social fault lines, revealing a nation accustomed to rations, bitter struggle, and the stranglehold of communism as it confronts a generation rife with the promise of unforeseen prosperity.
In this riveting, richly imagined collection, a wealthy factory owner - once a rural peasant - refuses to help the victims of an earthquake until his daughter starts a relief effort of her own; a marginalized but powerful Uyghur gangster clashes with his homosexual grandson; and a dogged journalist is forced to resign as young writers in "pink Izod golf shirts and knockoff Italian loafers" write his stories out from under him. With spare, penetrating prose, Livings gives shape to the anonymous faces in the crowd and illuminates the tensions, ironies, and possibilities of life in modern China. As heartbreaking as it is hopeful, The Dog marks the debut of a startling and wildly imaginative new voice in fiction.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Dog: Stories
Author(s): Jack Livings
ISBN: 0-374-17853-4 / 978-0-374-17853-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dog
Author(s): Jack Livings
ISBN: 0-241-97012-1 / 978-0-241-97012-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dog: Stories
Author(s): Jack Livings
ISBN: 1-250-06964-5 / 978-1-250-06964-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dog
Author(s): Jack Livings
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dog: Stories
Author(s): Jack Livings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA