Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs

Frank Perry, Lina Wolff

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: And Other Stories

Published: 14-01-2016

£10.00

Award-winning Barcelona novel with Bolano-esque humour: with women, men, lovers, loners, Marilyn (a cat) and Bret Easton Ellis (a dog).

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SKU: 9781908276643

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This brilliant translation by Frank Perry won the 2017 Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize and the 2019 Bernard Shaw prize At a run-down brothel in Caudal, Spain, the prostitutes are collecting stray dogs. Each is named after a famous male writer: Dante, Chaucer, Bret Easton Ellis. When a john is cruel, the dogs are fed rotten meat. To the east, in Barcelona, an unflappable teenage girl is endeavouring to trace the peculiarities of her life back to one woman: Alba Cambo, writer of violent short stories, who left Caudal as a girl and never went back. Mordantly funny, dryly sensual, written with a staggering lightness of touch, the debut novel in English by Swedish sensation Lina Wolff is a black and Bolano-esque take on the limitations of love in a dog-eat-dog world.

Additional information

Dimensions 22 × 198 mm
Page Count 304