LET THE DOG DRIVE : A NOVEL

By: DAVID BOWMAN

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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.

Title: LET THE DOG DRIVE : A NOVEL

Author Name: DAVID BOWMAN

Categories: Fiction HISTORICAL HC,

Edition: 3RD

Publisher: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS:

ISBN Number: 0814712053

ISBN Number 13: 9780814712054

Binding: HARDCOVER W/JACKET

Book Condition: GOOD CONDITION

Seller ID: IM284772

Description: lengthy inscription by the author on the title page book a nd jacket with minor shelfwear otherwise in near fine condi tion.