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The Resource The Dogs of Littlefield

The Dogs of Littlefield

Label
The Dogs of Littlefield
Title
The Dogs of Littlefield
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Berne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2014 'Both devastating and funny in its well-chosen detail . . . Highly recommended' Daily Mail 'As astute in her observations of contemporary culture as she is in capturing the minutiae of longing, disappointment and loss' Sunday Times Littlefield, Massachusetts, named one of the Ten Best Places to Live in America, full of psychologists and college professors, is proud of its fine schools, its girls' soccer teams, its leafy streets and quaint village centre. Yet no sooner has sociologist Dr Clarice Watkins arrived in Littlefield to study the elements of 'good quality of life' than someone begins poisoning the town's dogs. Are the poisonings in protest to an off-leash proposal for Baldwin Park - the subject of much town debate - or the sign of a far deeper disorder? The Dogs of Littlefield is a wry exploration of the discontent concealed behind the manicured lawns and picket fences of darkest suburbia. 'Berne takes the domestic and turns it into the majestic' Sunday Telegraph 'This funny novel explores the flaws of a perfect neighbourhood with a bizarre killer on the loose' Psychologies Suzanne Berne's first novel, A Crime in the Neighbourhood, won the 1999 Orange Prize. She is also the author of A Perfect Arrangement, The Ghost at the Table and Missing Lucile. Suzanne Berne lives with her husband and two daughters near Boston
Summary
A sociologist studying what makes “a good quality of life,” arrives in a seemingly perfect town as someone begins poisoning the local dogs
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Writing style
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10462599
Cataloging source
DLC
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Suzanne Berne
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
The Dogs of Littlefield
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300011466
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241962671
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Dogs of Littlefield
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300011466
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241962671
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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