Red Dog

Red Dog

Louis De Bernieres


In 1998, Louis de Bernieres—acclaimed writer of Corelli’s Mandolin—came upon a bronze statue in a city on Australia’s northwestern coast and was once instantly forced to grasp extra approximately “Red Dog.” He didn't have to head a ways: every body for 1000's of miles in each course looked as if it would have a narrative approximately crimson puppy. He used to be a crimson Cloud Kelpie, a breed of sheepdog identified for its power and cleverness. yet pink puppy used to be a type of ultra-Kelpie, full of life and smart adequate for a whole breed in himself.

Dubbed a “professional traveller” instead of a stray, purple puppy demonstrated his personal transportation procedure, hitchhiking among far-flung cities and feminine canines in vehicles whose engine noises he’d memorized and whose drivers he’d charmed. the decision of the wild used to be matched by way of the decision of the supper dish; pink Dog’s urge for food was once as mythical as his exploits. everybody desired to undertake him (one personnel made him a member in their union), yet purple puppy will be followed by—or, extra accurately, he could adopt—only one guy: a bus driving force whose love existence fast started to undergo and who by no means really recovered from purple Dog’s relentlessly affectionate presence.

Independent, shrewdpermanent, sly, obdurate, brave and foolhardy, impatient with boredom and the dull, crimson puppy endeared himself to (almost) every body who crossed his course. those humorous, miraculous, and touching tales of his lifestyles are guaranteed to endear him to each reader.

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