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Publisher Comments:

In a tragi-comic work of macabre beauty, Rhodes amuses and moves in equal measure. "The best new writer in Britain" (Guardian) has produced a novel of unexpected twists and inspiring humanity.

Cockroft, a faded composer and socialite, lives in self-imposed exile and fantasises of true love and extravagant suicides. Rattling about his dilapidated farmhouse in the Italian countryside, subsisting on a trickle of royalties from past successes, his only constant source of company is the ever loyal Timoleon Vieta — a mongrel with the most beautiful eyes.

When a handsome but surly individual — known only as The Bosnian — arrives on the scene, the strong bond between Cockroft and Timoleon is put under strain. Cockroft, forced into a choice between the two, abandons Timoleon outside Rome's Coliseum...from where the dog begins the long journey home...a journey of broken hearts, broken minds and broken spirits.

Review:

"I foresee this title being a spring sensation for Canongate, and it has already created a great deal of word-of-mouth excitement in the trade." Bookseller

Review:

"Is there a more innovative...readable writer than Rhodes working in Britain today?" Big Issue

Review:

"Very funny and very sharp with crushingly wicked moments." The Times

Review:

"Funny, fantastic and strangely profound." Independent

Synopsis:

From "the best new writer in Britain" (The Guardian) comes a first novel of captivating originality. Set in contemporary Italy and focusing on an extraordinary love triangle between two men and a dog, this is a novel of unexpected twists and inspiring humanity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841954226
Subtitle:
A Sentimental Journey
Publisher:
Canongate U.S.
Author:
Rhodes, Dan
Location:
U.S.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
English
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Gay men
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
160
Publication Date:
20030813
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 0.75 lb

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Product details 224 pages Canongate Books - English 9781841954226 Reviews:
"Review" by , "I foresee this title being a spring sensation for Canongate, and it has already created a great deal of word-of-mouth excitement in the trade."
"Review" by , "Is there a more innovative...readable writer than Rhodes working in Britain today?"
"Review" by , "Very funny and very sharp with crushingly wicked moments."
"Review" by , "Funny, fantastic and strangely profound."
"Synopsis" by , From "the best new writer in Britain" (The Guardian) comes a first novel of captivating originality. Set in contemporary Italy and focusing on an extraordinary love triangle between two men and a dog, this is a novel of unexpected twists and inspiring humanity.
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