Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Dogland

by Shetterly, Will A

  • ISBN: 9780312866051
  • ISBN10: 0312866054

Dogland

by Shetterly, Will A

  • List Price: $15.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Tor Books
  • Publish date: 08/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780312866051
  • ISBN10: 0312866054
used Add to Cart $9.00
You save: 44%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $24.32
Marketplace Item
Description: "In this poignant coming-of-age tale, pearls of childhood memory are strung on a fine strand of fantasy.... A deceptively simple story, rich with complex characters and timeless themes". -- Publishers Weekly

Will Shetterly's Dogland is a remarkable evocation of a time long past, when the color of a person's skin constrained his every movement, and when America was awakening to a new, more generous spirit. Set in Florida in the late 1950s during the birth of the American Civil Rights Movement, it is the story of a Yankee family who comes to Latchahie County to open a tourist attraction, Dogland. Against this backdrop Shetterly spins a tale of American magic realism like none other, a tale of magical childhood innocence and its slow recognition of adulthood's harsh reality.

"What a joy to find an honest-to-goodness novel these days in the sea of postmodern pap posing as fiction.... Shetterly writes beautifully.... Through Shetterly's graceful prose, the Nix family and their clan at Dogland positively breathe". -- St. Petersburg Times

Florida in 1959 is an intolerant place, one where black men are paid less than whites, and schools and bathrooms are segregated by race. Luke Nix is determined to live by his own rules, not any imposed upon him by a bunch of racist bullies; but there are plenty of influential white men who want to keep things the way they are -- men in white sheets who will go to any lengths to preserve the county's hatred.

Through the eyes of Luke Nix's son, we see the struggle between hatred and tolerance, the battle between good and evil, and find ourselves looking into our own hearts to decide who has won. Dogland makes us reconsider who we are and the world welive in, and in the process, imparts to us a little bit of the magic of everyday life. This is an extraordinary evocation of the bitter tears and hard-won victories that make people who they are -- and change them for the better.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Chaparral Books
Location: Portland, OR
Condition: Very Good
Signed by Shetterly on the title page. Text is unmarked. The illustrated wrapper shows some light general handling.
Price:
$9.00
Comments:
Signed by Shetterly on the title page. Text is unmarked. The illustrated wrapper shows some light general handling.
Seller: Blue Vase Books
Location: Interlochen, MI
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and
[...]
Price:
$9.00
Comments:
The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$18.65
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$24.32
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).