“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.
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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.