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King: A Street Story

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In this book you will be led to a place you haven't been, from where few stories come. You will be led by King, a dog--or is he a dog?--to a wasteland beside the highway called Saint Valéry. Here, at the end of the twentieth century, among smashed trucks, old boilers, and broken washing machines, live Liberto, Malak, Jack, Corinna, Danny, Anna, Joachim, Saul, Alfonso, and Vico and Vica.

Listen to King's voice as he tells a different kind of story: twenty-four hours pass and lives are lived. It is good to have survived another winter, for now it is spring, when the nights, though cold, are no longer harsh enough to kill. The wet season is over, and with it the hopelessness of damp. Today the sun will shine: of what else will the day be made?

King is at once a furious homage to the homeless and a lyrical meditation on language and experience. The bitter yet celebratory prose speaks to us all.

About the Author

John Berger is a novelist, storyteller, poet, screenwriter, and art critic. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including To the Wedding, the Into Their Labours trilogy (Pig Earth, Once in Europa, and Lilac and Flag), About Looking, Ways of Seeing, and G., for which he won the Booker Prize. Berger lives in a small rural community in France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375405563
Subtitle:
A Street Story
Author:
Berger, John
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
France
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Dogs -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
April 1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.55x5.80x.86 in. .85 lbs.

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