Acts of Dog
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Acts of Dog by Debra Adelaide
Book DescriptionOutside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.'Groucho Marx. 'I am sure God is a dog, otherwise whatever is the point?' 'Dog is God spelt properly.' Llama Surya Das The theme of dogs provides limitless inspiration. Here, a collection of talented writers offers stories and memoirs based on dogs - dogs real, dogs dead, dogs imagined, dogs desired. Contributors include Louis Nowra, Sue Woolfe, Barry Dickins, Robyn Williams and Carmel Bird - all responded to the invitation of writing a dog story in completely different, entertaining and exciting ways. Some of the writers in this collection mine memory for their dog stories, some write of the possibility of a dog-filled future, others of the very immediate presence of the dogs in their lives. Proxy, accidental, reluctant or passionate owners of dogs, these writers all offer fresh and intriguing perspectives on the person-dog relationship. Acts of Dog is the ultimate gift for lovers of dogs and fine writing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781740512008
(199mm x 130mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Vintage (Australia)
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: Australia
Books By Author Debra Adelaide
Women's Pages, Paperback (October 2015)
After her mother's death, Dove decides to write a whole new story for herself, for her mother and for their literary heroines. In undertaking this labour of love, Dove unwittingly taps into the universal story of choice, grief and compromise that women everywhere experience.
Simple Act of Reading, Paperback (June 2015)
Contributors include: Debra Adelaide, Joan London, Delia Falconer, Sunil Badami, Gabrielle Carey, Luke Davies, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Kate Forsyth, Giulia Giuffre, Andy Griffiths, Anita Heiss, Gail Jones, Jill Jones, Catherine Keenan, Malcolm Knox, Wayne Macauley, Fiona McFarlane, David Malouf, Rosie Scott, Carrie Tiffany and Geordie Williamson.
Letter to George Clooney, Paperback (September 2013)
Debra Adelaide's new collection of short stories intricately maps both the sublime and the mundane landscape of ordinary lives, with her trademark dark wit and luminous intelligence. Australian author.
Hotel Albatross, Paperback (May 2009)» View all books by Debra Adelaide
The Captain and his wife accidentally find themselves managing the Hotel Albatross. The Captain floats between the hotel's various bars, and deals calmly with the simmering tensions of a small town; his wife has her hands full with the day-to-day running of the hotel. She also dreams of getting out...
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Author Biography - Debra Adelaide
Debra Adelaide is the mother of two children, Tex and Ellen. She works as a university teacher and researcher and as an author, freelance editor, and occasional book reviewer. She is the author or editor of seven books, and has contributed to various others. Her novels include The Household Guide To Dying and The Hotel Albatross.
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