Julius Winsome lives in a cabin in the hunting heartland of the Maine woods, with only his books and his dog for company. That is until the morning he finds that his dog has been shot dead - and not by accident.
Gerard Donovan weaves an extraordinary tale of revenge that is also a tender and heartbreaking paean to lost love. Narrated by the unforgettable voice of Julius himself - at once compassionate, vulnerable and threatening - it reads like a timeless, lost classic.
Gerard Donovan is the author of two highly acclaimed novels, Schopenhauer's Telescope, winner of the 2004 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and longlisted for the 2003 Booker Prize, and Doctor Salt. Born in Ireland, he currently lives in a former railway station cottage in New York.