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Even The Dogs

by Jon Mcgregor

Bloomsbury USA | January 26, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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From the Booker-nominated author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and So Many Ways to Begin

They break down the door at the end of December and carry his body away.

On a still and frozen day between Christmas and New Year, a man's body is found lying in his ruined flat. Found, and then taken away, examined, investigated and cremated.

As the state begins its detailed, dispassionate inquest, the man embarks on his last journey through a world he has not ventured into, alive, for years. In his wake, a series of fractured narratives emerge from squats and alleyways across the city: the short and stark story of the man, and of his friends who look on from the shadows, keeping vigil as the hours pass, paying their own particular homage.

As they watch, their stories unfurl layer by layer; stories of lives fallen through the cracks, hopes flaring and dying, love overwhelmed by a stronger need, and the havoc wrought by drugs, distress and the disregard of the wider world.

Intense, exhilarating, and shot through with hope and fury, Even the Dogs is an intimate exploration of life at the edges of society; littered with love, loss, despair and a glimpse of redemption.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 3.27 × 2.19 × 0.2 in

Published: January 26, 2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596913487

ISBN - 13: 9781596913486

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Even The Dogs

by Jon Mcgregor

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 3.27 × 2.19 × 0.2 in

Published: January 26, 2010

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1596913487

ISBN - 13: 9781596913486

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From the Booker-nominated author of If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and So Many Ways to Begin

They break down the door at the end of December and carry his body away.

On a still and frozen day between Christmas and New Year, a man's body is found lying in his ruined flat. Found, and then taken away, examined, investigated and cremated.

As the state begins its detailed, dispassionate inquest, the man embarks on his last journey through a world he has not ventured into, alive, for years. In his wake, a series of fractured narratives emerge from squats and alleyways across the city: the short and stark story of the man, and of his friends who look on from the shadows, keeping vigil as the hours pass, paying their own particular homage.

As they watch, their stories unfurl layer by layer; stories of lives fallen through the cracks, hopes flaring and dying, love overwhelmed by a stronger need, and the havoc wrought by drugs, distress and the disregard of the wider world.

Intense, exhilarating, and shot through with hope and fury, Even the Dogs is an intimate exploration of life at the edges of society; littered with love, loss, despair and a glimpse of redemption.

About the Author

Jon McGregor is the author of the critically acclaimed If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and So Many Ways to Begin. He is the winner of the Betty Trask Prize and the Somerset Maugham Award, and has been twice longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He was born in Bermuda in 1976. He grew up in Norfolk and now lives in Nottingham. Even the Dogs, published by Bloomsbury in February 2010, is his third novel.

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