Even the Dogs

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5.5 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Jon McGregor is the winner of the International Dublin Literary Award, the Costa Novel Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award, and has been long-listed three times for the Man Booker Prize, most recently in 2017 for Reservoir 13. He is professor of creative writing at the University of Nottingham, England, where he edits The Letters Page, a literary journal in letters.


Praise for Jon McGregor
Winner of the Costa Novel Award
Winner of the American Academy of Arts & Letters E. Forster Award
Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Praise for Even the Dogs
Winner of the IMPAC Dublin Award

"As a novel about the consequences of addiction--particularly heroin addiction--'Even the Dogs' is harrowing. It details the physical, psychological, social and environmental damage, and portrays the all-consuming nature of the life...Using ghosts as narrators gives the book a haunting overtone. It lends resonance even to a simple observation like 'We see things differently now.' And it lets McGregor write with a gritty omniscience." ―New York Times Book Review

"Unmissable ... McGregor's prose is unflinching yet luminous." --The Guardian

"It is a work of art as well as a subtle polemic, but above all his graceful, vivid prose conveys an eerie reality, existence as endured by the marginalised ... The narrative is cinematic, creating the illusion of a camera sweeping over the horrors ... Here is a brave, masterful novel that lives and weeps and, most emphatically, tells the stories behind those faces that no one seems to see." --The Irish Times

"Ambitious, haunting... thought-provoking." ―Boston Globe

"A ferocious book, at once intense and alarmingly unsentimental." --James Wood, The New Yorker

"In his third novel, two-time Booker nominee McGregor . . . succeeds in paying homage to the dispossessed and the hopeless, who live and die on the margins of society." ―Booklist

"Those who enjoyed Hubert Selby Jr.'s Requiem for a Dream will value the style and the subject matter." ―Library Journal

"A rare combination of profound empathy and wonderful writing." ―Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

"'McGregor brings the underclass we instinctively turn away from into razor-sharp and sympathetic focus. A stone cold brilliant achievement'" --John Harvey, author of Body and Soul

"McGregor puts the reader into the minds of this interconnected web of people bent on various journeys of self-destruction. He constructs a powerful, disjointed narrative about dependency that is nearly impossible to put down, though it's not easy reading." ―PopMatters