Last Days of the Dog-Men – Watson, Brad

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ISBN: 0393039269
Title: Last Days of the Dog-Men
Author: Watson, Brad
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1996
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: NF

Comments: Glue on FFEP. Tiny smudge on front cover.

Synopsis: In prose so precise and beautiful it makes a reader’s hair stand on end, 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. In each of these stories he 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. Ultimately, however, people are responsible where dogs are not: “I’m told in medieval times, ” the narrator of the title story tells us, “animals were regularly put on trial, with witnesses and testimony and so forth. But it is relatively rare today.”

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ISBN: 0393039269
Title: Last Days of the Dog-Men
Author: Watson, Brad
Binding: Hardcover
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, New York
Publication Date: 1996
Edition: First Edition
Book Condition: VG
D-j Condition: NF

Comments: Glue on FFEP. Tiny smudge on front cover.

Synopsis: In prose so precise and beautiful it makes a reader’s hair stand on end, 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. In each of these stories he 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. Ultimately, however, people are responsible where dogs are not: “I’m told in medieval times, ” the narrator of the title story tells us, “animals were regularly put on trial, with witnesses and testimony and so forth. But it is relatively rare today.”

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