Letting Loose the Hounds
By (author) Brady Udall
Letting Loose the Hounds by Brady Udall
Book DescriptionExploding with an unsettling exuberance, Brady Udall's stories traverse a geography of lost love, fragmented lives, and satisfying revenge. From the night a six-foot-three Apache Indian holding a goat steps into a moonlit Arizona backyard in "Midnight Raid" to the pivotal moment when a man, delirious from a dental extraction, gets rescued by a stranger in the title story, Udall injects his stories and characters with equal parts darkness and humor. These are sad and sweet stories, moving from the familiar to surprising destinations. But even when disaster looms, Udall's fine comic sense sustains his men and women in their sometimes extravagant efforts to connect and cope. Plunged in the moment, these stories have velocity; they spray gravel as they take off.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393335545
(211mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-May-2010
Country of Publication: United States
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-331) and index.
Books By Author Brady Udall
Lonely Polygamist, Paperback (August 2011)
A New York Times bestseller: from a luminous storyteller, a highly anticipated new novel about the American family writ large. "Udall masterfully portrays the hapless foibles and tragic yearnings of our fellow humans."-San Francisco Chronicle
Miracle Life of Edgar Mint, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Brady Udall
Half Apache and mostly orphaned, Edgar Presley Mint's trials begin on an Arizona reservation at the age of seven, when the mailman's jeep accidentally runs over his head. Shunted from the hospital to a school for delinquents to a Mormon foster family, comedy, pain and trouble accompany Edgar through a string of larger-than-life experiences.
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Author Biography - Brady Udall
Brady Udall is the author of The Lonely Polygamist, a New York Times bestseller, and Letting Loose the Hounds. He teaches at Boise State University and lives in Boise, Idaho, with his wife and children.
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