The Color of a Dog Running Away (Paperback)
Anchor Books, 9780307276872, 305pp.
Publication Date: March 11, 2008
Seeking guidance from a fire-eater, a band of mythic roof-dwellers, and his deeply skeptical friends, Lucas must figure out who to believe-or who can believe him. In his internationally acclaimed debut, Richard Gwyn takes us on a gripping ride of faith and deceit through Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
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Praise For The Color of a Dog Running Away…
“Evoke[s] the exhilarating unpredictability of urban life. . . . Gwyn's plot is humming.” —The Washington Post
“At once an absurdist riddle, a romantic quest, and a love letter to our anti-hero's chosen home, Gwyn's witty and assured first novel is as much about the different ways you can tell a story as it is about the story itself.” —The New Yorker
“A delightful cornucopia of thriller trappings, history lessons, existential ruminations and cheeky asides. . . . Destined to be a cult classic.” —Philadelphia City Paper
“Gwyn leaves many of his mysteries veiled, while providing enough detail to avert readers from a head start. . . . Beautifully precise.” —Newsday
“A wild but entertaining ride through historic Barcelona. . . . The writing is delicious.” —Deseret Morning News