DogwalkerBook - 2001
The debut collection of an O. Henry Award-- winning short-story writer,Dogwalkerassembles 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 inDogwalkerare 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.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bradford Arthur 2001
Characteristics: 144 p. ;,22 cm.