“Patrick Lane’s Red Dog, Red Dog
is a tale of blood, loyalty and redemption. The novel centers on Eddy and Tom Stark, two brothers struggling with their hardscrabble inheritance in the Okanagan Valley. Theirs is a fiercely unforgiving world, and, for the reader, an unforgettable one. The strength of Lane’s perfectly cadenced prose may bring to mind Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy and, inevitably, The Bible
. There is a deep wisdom in this book and I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
— Richard Bachman, A Different Drummer Books
“Lane’s exquisite craftsmanship is on display… particularly his unerring instinct for images that wound and enlighten in equal measure.”
— Globe and Mail
“The violence and anger [are] matched only by the sublime radiance of the prose…. While the novel is of a time and place, its significance is universal.”
— Victoria Times ColonistFrom the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Patrick Lane has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. His acclaimed memoir, There Is a Season
, won the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence and the inaugural British Columbia Award for Canadian Non-fiction. Lane lives near Victoria, B.C. Red Dog, Red Dog
is his debut novel.From the Hardcover edition.