Author(s): Diana Secker Tesdell
The unforgettable canines gathered here include Kipling's heroically faithful 'Garm', Bret Harte's irrepressible scoundrel of a 'yaller dog' and the aggressively affectionate three-legged pit bull who lives in a block of flats for dogs in Jonathan Lethem's 'Ava's Apartment'. Here are stories which touchingly illuminate the dog's role in the emotional lives of humans, such as Tobias Wolff's 'Her Dog', where a widower shares his grief for his wife with her grieving pet. Here, too, are humorous glimpses of the canine point of view, from O. Henry's tale of a dissatisfied lapdog's escape to P. G. Wodehouse's cheerfully naive watchdog who simply wants everybody to get along. These writers and others - Ray Bradbury, JamesThurber and Penelope Lively among them - offer imaginative, lyrical and empathetic portraits of man and woman's most devoted companion.
This anthology rounds up a pack of vivid and colourful stories about man's best friend by a wide range of writers from Chekhov, Chesterton and Kafka to Patricia Highsmith and Doris Lessing.
Editor Biography: Diana Secker Tesdell edited Everyman Pocket Classic anthologies Christmas Stories, Love Stories and Stories of the Sea.