"The best new writer in Britain." -The Guardian (London)
Rattling around his dilapidated farmhouse in the Italian countryside, faded composer and socialite Cockroft has only one constant companion: Timoleon Vieta, a loyal mongrel with the most beautiful eyes. But when a handsome but surly individual arrives on the scene, Cockroft is forced to choose between his dog and the new arrival. He abandons Timoleon outside Rome's Colosseum, where the dog begins a long journey home.
Winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club New Voices Award
"A blend of humor, heartfelt emotion, and old-fashioned storytelling verve." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review
"Rhodes demonstrates his ability to spin an engaging tale time and again."
The New Yorker
"Charged with honesty, biting irony, and humor."Time Out New York
Dan Rhodes was born in 1972 and is the author of two acclaimed short story collections. Timoleon Vieta Come Home is his first novel. Rhodes lives in Kent, England.