Dogfight: And Other Stories

Dogfight: And Other Stories

by Michael Knight
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Dogfight: And Other Stories by Michael Knight

“Ten stories cut like gems from American family life . . . [with] a gracious patina and a drawl of violence.” —Los Angeles Times
“A writer of the first rank. . . . [Knight] writes gently and with great gobs of empathy.”—Esquire
“Wonderfully humane.” —Playboy
A Los Angeles Times Notable Book, Michael Knight’s stunning debut delivers ten tales of ordinary people seized by extraordinary circumstances as their attempts at human connection result in frustrating false starts and ruinous misunderstandings. Knight expertly unveils fragile family ties, secret compulsions, and the nagging doggedness of love as he taps into our collective human experience to remind us, with unerring, piercing insight, of what it means to be alive. By turns unpredictable and wise, sorrowful and triumphant, Dogfight and Other Stories reveals the transformative power of life’s small struggles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802143303
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 11/10/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 846,359
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Michael Knight, Senior Curator of Chinese Art and Deputy Director for Strategic Programs and Partnerships at the Asian Art Museum, is author or co-author of many books, including Power and Glory: Court Arts of China's Ming Dynasty, Later Chinese Jades: Ming DynastyûEarly Twentieth Century, and The Monumental Landscapes of Li Huayi.

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Dogfight and Other Stories 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This collection is filled with brilliant short stories, deep and simple and touching all at the same time. Mr. Knight has an incredible talent for placing you into the scene, then once you're there, drawing you into the struggles of the characters. Stories like 'Sleeping with My Dog', 'Amelia Earhart's Coat', and 'Gerald's Monkey' are absolute masterpieces. This collection changed the way I feel about short stories.