Let the Dog Drive by David Bowman

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A New York Times Notable Book, this madcap odyssey tells of a hitchhiker of strange origin and a frenetic red-headed Detroit housewife as they experience it all--from tainted hallucinatory cacti in Texas to gunplay with Iranian terrorists in Coney Island. A freewheeling tale with sharp-edged wit and brilliantly chaotic style. Author readings.

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David Bowman was born in Racine, Wisconsin on December 8, 1957. His interest in writing first emerged while studying music at the Interlochen Arts Academy High School in Interlochen, Michigan. He briefly attended Putney College in Vermont, before moving to New York to write while working as a bartender and as a clerk at a bookstore. His works include Let the Dog Drive, Bunny Modern, and This Must Be the Place. He died from a cerebral hemorrhage on February 27, 2012 at the age of 54.
Published January 1, 1992 by NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS. 295 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Forsaken but not helpless, Bud tracks Sylvia down in the suburbs of Detroit--only to find that her life is devoted all too unromantically to her massively allergic younger son, her master's thesis on Dickinson, and her dour, unresponsive husband, whose job description includes crashing test cars ...

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Mr. Bowman was a novelist and cultural critic whose first books, “Let the Dog Drive” and “Bunny Modern,” received wide praise in the 1990s for their satirical voice.

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Bowman won NYU's Bobst Emerging Writers Award for this first novel about a young man's odyssey across a postmodern American landscape.

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But I turned with relief to Paul Cain's honest prose and Detective Kells, as he roamed the mean streets of Los Angeles, who took his three dozen bullets and his ice pick thrust, drove for miles up PCH, turned into a dark canyon where " .

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