Dead Dogs by Joe Murphy

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Dark and unsettling, Dead Dogs is a modern-day gothic story powered by scenes of horror and comedy, masterfully created by Mr. Murphy’s hauntingly beautiful prose.
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Where I am now doesn't really matter. What matters is how I got here. How we, how me and Seán, saw that girl getting killed and all the stuff that happened after. And all the stuff that happened before. I saw her getting killed - I know I saw. Seán and me grew up in a town the rest of the world has closed its eyes to. The town we grew up in is a cartoon. A cartoon where we're the butt of every joke, the cloud of dust at the end of every falling anvil. Seán wasn't like the rest of us. Seán isn't like anyone. Seán does stuff to things, things like cats and dogs and guinea pigs. Bad stuff; he can't help it. Dead dogs and a murder. This is how I got here. I saw it happen. I really, really saw it. Dead Dogs is a novel like no other - odd, witty and darkly hilarious, full of pathos and suspense from the beginning to its taut and throttling crescendo. This is a genre-bending achievement by one of Ireland's most talented and original voices.
 

About Joe Murphy

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JOE MURPHY was born in 1979 in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, where he lived for nineteen years before dying. Then he got better. He was educated in Enniscorthy VEC from where he went on to study English in UCD. After undertaking a Masters in Early Modern Drama, he went on to qualify as a secondary school teacher. His job is teaching. You wouldn't believe the stories. He has had poetry published in an anthology of Enniscorthy writers. His debut novel
 
Published September 1, 2012 by Liberties Press. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Sam Millar on Oct 28 2012

Dark and unsettling, Dead Dogs is a modern-day gothic story powered by scenes of horror and comedy, masterfully created by Mr. Murphy’s hauntingly beautiful prose.

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