Dogs of God by Pinckney Benedict

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"An expansive story told in lush, extravagant prose, Dogs of God is a big book in every sense of the word." —Elizabeth Dewberry Vaughn

About Pinckney Benedict

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Pinckney Benedict grew up on his family's dairy farm in the mountains of southern West Virginia. He has published two collections of short fiction and a novel. His stories have appeared in Esquire, Zoetrope: All-Story, the O. Henry Award series, the New Stories from the South series, the Pushcart Prize series, The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, and The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction.
Published June 29, 2011 by Anchor. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Goody's sleazy old landlord sets up a match with the henchman of the biggest drug czar, Tannhauser, himself a homicidal lunatic with bizarre theories about interplanetary travel.

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A- Originally posted Jan 21, 1994 Published in issue #206 Jan 21, 1994 Order article reprints

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The Independent

Set in one corner of Benedict's native West Virginia, Dogs of God starts off as a patchwork of rambling stories about the oddball characters that have already become this author's stock-in-trade.

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We get so used to the characters flinching and reeling from the pain of some assault that entering the mind of a boar does not require the slightest adjustment of narrative psychology: 'The boar's head buzzed with pain: the pain of its torn tusk, its torn ear, its damaged hip.' If, in Benedict'...

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