King: A Street Story

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Pantheon Books, 1999 - Fiction - 189 pages
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In this book you will be led to a place you haven't been, from where few stories come. You will be led by King, a dog--or is he a dog?--to a wasteland beside the highway called Saint Valery. Here, at the end of the twentieth century, among smashed trucks, old boilers, and broken washing machines, live Liberto, Malak, Jack, Corinna, Danny, Anna, Joachim, Saul, Alfonso, and Vico and Vica.
Listen to King's voice as he tells a different kind of story: twenty-four hours pass and lives are lived. It is good to have survived another winter, for now it is spring, when the nights, though cold, are no longer harsh enough to kill. The wet season is over, and with it the hopelessness of damp. Today the sun will shine: of what else will the day be made?
King is at once a furious homage to the homeless and a lyrical meditation on language and experience. The bitter yet celebratory prose speaks to us all.

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User Review  - Charlie - Goodreads

Rating this book caused me a lot of internal conflict. And now here it is with its not-so-fancy two-star rating and you're probably wondering, "Well, Charlie, you obviously weren't impressed, so why ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Brickey - Goodreads

From the perspective of a dog, Berger offers a view of the world from the bottom. King, a street dog, has found his home among the marginalized who have built a small makeshift neighborhood in the un ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1999)

John Berger is a novelist, storyteller, poet, screenwriter, and art critic. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including To the Wedding, the Into Their Labours trilogy (Pig Earth, Once in Europa, and Lilac and Flag), About Looking, Ways of Seeing, and G., for which he won the Booker Prize. Berger lives in a small rural community in France.

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