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