The Tale of a Dog: From the Diaries and Letters of a Texan Bankruptcy Judge

Tom Geddes (Author) Lars Gustafsson (Author)
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Description

The judge and protagonist of this roman noir is Erwin Caldwell. The year is 1992, and the rivers in and around rain-soaked Austin are flooding their banks. The life of the city is thrown into confusion, and Judge Caldwell, a comfortably married man for thirty years, has an affair with the owner of a small bookstore. His stepdaughter returns home after being denied tenure at Harvard, her little boy in tow, and Judge Caldwell learns of the death of drowning of the Dutch philosopher-semanticist Jan van de Rouwers, revered by a generation of Texas university students. Murder or suicide? Van de Rouwers has been discovered to have been not a World War II Resistance fighter as supposed, but a Nazi collaborator and anti-Semite apologist. Caldwell, who is Jewish, ponders the disconcerting turns of history and life in Texas. And what does this all have to do with a dog? Thereby hangs the tale...

Product Details

Price
$11.95
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
January 17, 1999
Pages
182
Dimensions
5.21 X 0.52 X 7.96 inches | 0.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811213950
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About the Author

Lars Gustafsson is one of Sweden's most eminent authors. His award-winning works have been translated into fifteen languages.