Rust And Bone by Craig DavidsonRust And Bone by Craig Davidson

Rust And Bone

byCraig Davidson

Paperback | August 22, 2006

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In steel-tipped prose, Craig Davidson conjures up a bleak world populated by hardscrabble pugilists, fighting dogs, sex addicts, and others held captive by their own bad luck and bad decisions. Visceral and with a dark urgency, Rust and Bone is a strikingly original debut.
Craig Davidson was born in Toronto and now lives in Iowa City. His novel The Fighter is also available from Penguin Canada.
Title:Rust And BoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:August 22, 2006Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143051253

ISBN - 13:9780143051251

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from I tried to like it I adore his writing style, but I couldn't get into it. Sorry, Craig
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gritty Davidson writes in a gritty style that I love. His stories get down in the uglymuck and make you squirm. He writes like no one else I have read.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read but don't forget to breathe! This collection of short stories is powerfully written. It evokes the nuances of raw emotions clawing to get at the surface but with characters that reflect the flawed human psyche in all its ugliness and beauty. The stories penetrate 'bone' and the angst of the fragile characters linger like powdered 'rust'. Even the comic tone of the story of the sex addict makes the reader cringe! Davidson is a fresh, newly discovered Canadian talent - he continues the tradition of outstanding originality in Canadian literature!
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you can't see the grace here, you're already fallen Davidson writes like a madman possessed by a drunken saint. Every one of these stories holds more in it than most novels.
Date published: 2012-07-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A solid outing from a solid writer. These stories are not for the squeamish. If you're looking for a nice, light summer read look somewhere else. There's a lot of emotion crammed into each of these stories, leaving out any fluff or filler. Each one packs a wallop and leaves a lasting impression, which is always a good thing.
Date published: 2007-06-29

Editorial Reviews

"These big, riveting stories about tough guys in trouble are the best I’ve read in a long time from a young writer." —Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho"Davidson ... smudges the line between comedy and horror, cruelty and mercy. His remarkable stories are challenging and upsetting." —Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club"When it comes to raw power, Davidson is truly a force to be reckoned with." —Thom Jones, author of The Pugilist at Rest"This is in every way an extraordinary book." —Clive Barker, author of Books of Blood"A writer of immense power and surprising, accurate insights." —Peter Straub, author of Ghost Story"Craig Davidson is a wickedly good storyteller who weaves worlds out of blood and magic and humanity. Our Great Northern Hope." —Joseph Boyden, author of Three Day Road"Sometimes so tough as to be volcanically sentimental, unreal, sometimes acutely accurate and tender ... a powerful debut." —The Globe and Mail"Davidson writes with a precision and power that’s hard to ignore ... It’s an excellent collection." —The Independent