Walking the Dog: And Other Stories

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This long-awaited new collection from the noted Irish writer Bernard MacLaverty examines worlds in collision, relationships fragmenting, innocence coming face to face with real life and real death. A Catholic schoolboy playing football has a theological debate with a Protestant policeman; a chess game in Spain is a catalyst for grief and redemption; in the haunting title story a Belfast man out walking his dog is kidnapped at gunpoint.

As always, MacLaverty's writing is vivid, exact, and pellucid, his characters perfectly observed, the surface of the prose deceptively still. It is only after we enter the world of the stories that we begin to make out the huge shapes that move there: loss, love, disappointment, fierce joy. This is a powerful, honest, and moving book by one of the great storytellers of our age.

Author: Bernard MacLaverty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 08/17/1996
Pages: 212
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.47lbs
Size: 8.02h x 5.39w x 0.50d
ISBN13: 9780393314533
ISBN10: 0393314537
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Short Stories (single author)