Dogs of God (Paperback)
Nan A. Talese, 9780385511131, 368pp.
Publication Date: May 13, 2003
A tale of malevolence and violence, this "stunning novel" (New York Times Book Review) is the story of Tannhauser, a crazed backswoodsman turned drug lord, and the idiosyncratic characters who are enticed into his destructive orbit. "An expansive story told in lush, extravagant prose, Dogs of God is a big book in every sense of the word." --Elizabeth Dewberry Vaughn.
About the Author
Pinckney Benedict was born in 1964. He grew up and continues to live on his family's dairy farm, not far north of Lewisburg, West Virginia. He holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University, where he studied creative writing with Joyce Carol Oates, and a master's degree from the creative writing program of the University of Iowa. His first collection of short stories, Town Smokes, was published in 1987 to wide acclaim; included in that collection was "The Sutton Pie Safe," for which Mr. Benedict received the Nelson Algren Award, given by the Chicago Tribune. He has also received a James Michener Fellowship from the Writers' Workshop.