Dog: A novel (Paperback)
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Dog: A novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages
Published: 25/04/2024
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In this absorbing, uniquely moving debut, Perry weaves a powerful story of a young man whose life takes a surprising turn when a famous greyhound follows him to his caravan and adopts him as his new owner.

When 18-year-old Benjamin Glass goes to look at a dead whale that has washed up on the beach, he meets an unfamiliar dog who follows him home to his caravan. Benjamin isn't equipped to take care of a dog - he has a chronic fear of germs, and is currently living alone while his grandmother is in hospital.

But when a delivery driver recognises the dog as The Mighty Gary, the fastest greyhound in the country, and tells Benjamin about his unsavoury owners, Benjamin is forced to trust the stranger on his doorstep and devise a plan to keep Gary .

As Benjamin becomes more attached to the dog, it becomes clear that his trust in the delivery driver may well have been misplaced. He will have to leave his comfort zone, take some unhygienic risks, cross paths with dangerous and powerful men and confront his very worst fears if he has any hope of protecting what he loves the most.

Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
ISBN: 9781787704718
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 210 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A beautiful coming-of-age tale of a young man who finds genuine purpose in the most unlikely of places, DOG is both laugh-out-loud funny and quietly devastating. Full of fantastic characters that wouldn't be out of place in a Shane Meadows movie, Rob Perry brings to life a corner of British life rarely covered in fiction. Funny, heartbreaking, lyrical and exciting, if you're looking for the next big thing in 2024, DOG will be your new best friend." - Owen Nicholls, author of Love, Unscripted

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“Brilliantly funny, uniquely moving.”

Really funny - author has a great sense of humour - but also moving and tender. A journey of self discovery and friendship. Very much enjoyed.

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“An absolute treat.”

A beautiful coming-of-age tale of a young man who finds genuine purpose in the most unlikely of places, DOG is both laugh-out-loud funny and quietly devastating. Full of fantastic characters that wouldn't be out... More

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