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Let the Dog Drive

Bowman, David

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ISBN 10: 0814712053 / ISBN 13: 9780814712054
Published by New York University Press, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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New York, NY, U.S.A.: New York University Press. 1992. F First Edition, First Printing. H Hard Cover. Very Good. Emily Dickinson, crazed housewives, and dogs people the pages of this acclaimed first novel, sometimes described as belonging in the detective genre. Winner of the Elmer Holmes Bobst prize. Slight fading to edges of cloth; faint slant to spine; DJ a trifle darkened with faint wear. Bookseller Inventory # L053014

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Title: Let the Dog Drive

Publisher: New York University Press, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: H Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: J Very Good

Edition: F First Edition, First Printing.

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It's 1975. Bud Salem, 18-years-old, is fleeing his mother's TV church and meets a woman pitching oranges in the Mojave. She's Sylvia Cushman, a 45-year-old housewife, who loves driving alone through the desert. They odyssey through western motels and Apache gas stations where Sylvia gives long lectures about Emily Dickinson and drags Bud up into the mesas to search for petroglyphs. After sharing adventures in Detroit, New York, and Amherst, the travelers part...

In many ways Let the Dog Drive is an askew detective novel— when a character dies under strange circumstances in Texas, Bud goes to the panhandle to uncover what happened. His strange narration does contain pleasures of the genre: a shootout inside an aquarium; a faked death; another shootout on a chicken farm in Texas...But Let the Dog Drive is also a freewheeling merging of many other genres and concerns-- Hollywood, hardboiled novels of the 1930s, Emily Dickinson's white dress, hallucinatory cacti, The Book of Luke...And dogs.

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David Bowman was born in Racine, Wisconsin, but now lives in New York City. This, his first novel, was written in Montauk. He is currently writing a biography of Paul Cain (1902-1966), an enigmatic contemporary Hammett who lived and died in Hollywood.

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