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 pressured to grasp extra approximately “Red Dog.” He didn't have to head a long way: all people for enormous quantities of miles in each course looked as if it would have a narrative approximately purple puppy. He used to be a pink Cloud Kelpie, a breed of sheepdog identified for its strength and cleverness. yet pink puppy used to be one of those ultra-Kelpie, vigorous and smart adequate for a whole breed in himself.

Dubbed a “professional vacationer” instead of a stray, purple puppy validated his personal transportation approach, 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 was once matched by means of the decision of the supper dish; purple Dog’s urge for food used to be as mythical as his exploits. every body desired to undertake him (one personnel made him a member in their union), yet purple puppy will be followed by—or, extra accurately, he may adopt—only one guy: a bus motive force whose love lifestyles quick started to endure and who by no means rather recovered from crimson Dog’s relentlessly affectionate presence.

Independent, smart, sly, obdurate, brave and foolhardy, impatient with boredom and the uninteresting, crimson puppy endeared himself to (almost) every person who crossed his direction. those humorous, marvelous, and touching tales of his existence are guaranteed to endear him to each reader.

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