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Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award. In each of these "weird and wonderful stories" (), Brad Watson writes about people and dogs: dogs as companions, as accomplices, and as unwitting victims of human passions; and people responding to dogs as missing parts of themselves. "Elegant and elegiac, beautifully pitched to the human ear, yet resoundingly felt in our animal hearts" (), Watson's vibrant prose captures the animal crannies of the human personality--yearning for freedom, mourning the loss of something wild, drawn to human connection but also to thoughtless abandon and savagery without judgment. Pinckney Benedict praises Watson's writing as "crisp as a morning in deer season, rife with spirited good humor and high intelligence," and Fred Chappell calls his stories "strong and true to the place they come from." This powerful debut collection marks Brad Watson's introduction into "a distinguished [Southern] literary heritage, from Faulkner to Larry Brown to Barry Hannah to Richard Ford" (, Columbia, South Carolina).

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"His people and dogs--those wonderful dogs!--come alive with honest, thrumming energy." — Book Review

Synopsis:

This collection of short stories about people and their dogs--dogs as companions, as accomplices, and as the unwitting victims of human passions. Watson's prose captures the animal crannies of the human personality--yearning for freedom, mourning the loss of something wild, and drawn to human connection.

About the Author

Brad Watson teaches creative writing at the University of Wyoming, Laramie. His first collection, Last Days of the Dog-Men, won the Sue Kauffman Award for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts & Letters; his first novel, The Heaven of Mercury, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and his Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.

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Gold Gato, March 16, 2014 (view all comments by Gold Gato)
This is a collection of short stories with a theme of dogs. Very basic and very Southern American. I must admit I did approach this with a bit of apprehension, as I feared the worst for the doggies, but some of the stories were captivating and the writing was fluid.

My favourite story was called BILL. It's a simple tale of an elderly woman who lives with a "trembling poodle" advanced in years, as is Wilhelmina. She doesn't have much connection to anything or anyone and doesn't expect much, either. She and Bill the dog share a wordless bond, her still-living husband no more than a vegetable in a nursing home.

"...light bends to greater forces, and so does fate..."

Book Season = Summer (the South)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393321203
Author:
Watson, Brad
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Human-animal relationships
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Dog owners
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Norton pbk. ed.
Series Volume:
02-4142
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
146
Dimensions:
7.8 x 5 x 0.4 in 0.325 lb

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Product details 146 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393321203 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "His people and dogs--those wonderful dogs!--come alive with honest, thrumming energy." — Book Review
"Synopsis" by , This collection of short stories about people and their dogs--dogs as companions, as accomplices, and as the unwitting victims of human passions. Watson's prose captures the animal crannies of the human personality--yearning for freedom, mourning the loss of something wild, and drawn to human connection.
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