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Let the Dog Drive
Let the Dog Drive by David Bowman 0814712053 9780814712054
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Let the Dog Drive by David Bowman

Youd think nothing would live up to this title, but the book, being more generous as well as witty, more than tops it...incandescent. -The New Yorker Its 1975. Bud Salem, 18-years-old, is fleeing his mothers TV church and meets a woman pitching oranges in the Mojave. Shes 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 waysLet the Dog Driveis 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...ButLet the Dog Driveis also a freewheeling merging of many other genres and concerns-- Hollywood, hardboiled novels of the 1930s, Emily Dickinsons white dress, hallucinatory cacti, The Book of Luke...And dogs.

Author: David Bowman

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 295

Publisher: NewYork University Press

Publication Date: 1992-01-01

Our Price: $4.09

ISBN: 0814712053

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