NPCC – Shakespeare’s Dog by Leon Rooke


Shakespeare's Dog by Leon Rooke (New Press Canadian Classics) front coverShakespeare’s Dog

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Praise for Shakespeare’s Dog:

Shakespeare’s Dog is a breakthrough book. It’s marvellously inventive, full of juicy delights, the comic novel of the season.” William French, The Globe and Mail

“A rollicking comic novel…Shakespeare’s Dog is a triumph of characterization and language, enfolding an eccentric, high-spirited biography of the man whose early life is shrouded in the mists of speculation.” Ken Adachi, The Toronto Star

“A real sleeper, a veritable find, a novel to thoroughly delight and amuse the most jaded of readers. Rooke…writing in the most boisterous, robust Elizabethan prose, gives us the real story of how William Shakespeare of Stratford-on-Avon came to bed and marry Anne Hathaway…It is lickerish, witty and full of panache.” Publishers Weekly

“Exuberant…like an Elizabethan clown set loose in a crowd of sullen 20th-century office workers. Shakespeare’s Dog is a triumph of Rooke’s delight in the language, in how it can be twisted and even reinvented.” Maclean’s

“Shakespeare’s Dog is a sculpted novel with a largeness of imagination and wit.” The Vancouver Province

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