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Dogwalker

Dogwalker

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Written by Arthur BradfordAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Arthur Bradford

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: August 27, 2002
  • Price: $13.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-72669-9 (0-375-72669-1)
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Tender and satiric, hilarious and humane, Dogwalker plunks readers down in a land of misfits and the circumstantially strange–where one young man buys drugs from a dealer who locks his customers in a closet, while another lands a cat-faced circus freak for a roommate, and yet another must choose between his pregnant wife and the ten-pound slug he’s convinced will bring him a fortune. And throughout these stories moves a divinely inspired collection of dogs: three-legged, no-legged, dogs that sing, that talk, and that give birth to humans. Brilliant, perplexing, and moving, this is a daring debut that strolls along society’s fringes and unearths strange beauty among its misfits.

“Funny and huge-hearted. . . . Reminds us how much smarter the back of the brain is than the front.” —Esquire

“The most outlandish and energetic writer I can think of.” —David Sedaris

“[Bradford’s] desire to talk about the heart in a way that’s not navel-gazing, but rather earnest and real, burns through. Dogwalker soars. . . .” —San Francisco Chronicle

“Anyone who’s ever wondered at the weirdness of the world will be grateful for these offerings.” —Entertainment Weekly

“Bradford conjures weird modern-Gothic worlds that obey the carnival logic of dreams. His stories are stealthily tender and strangely moving.” —Bookforum