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'Even The Dogs' by Jon McGregor
‘Even The Dogs’ - the winner of last year’s International Impac Dublin Literary Award – moves through the minds of a group of homeless heroin addicts in the wake of their friend’s death.
Jon McGregor’s uncompromising novel – which pieces together one man’s story and the gradual disintegration of his world – is an intimate portrait of lives lived at the edge of society.
The reader is Gary Murphy.
‘Even The Dogs’ by Jon McGregor is published by Bloomsbury.
Currently available for playback:
18 to 22 February: Fiona Shaw reads ‘A World of Love’ by Elizabeth Bowen.
25 February to 1 March: Megan Riordan reads ‘The Best of Everything’ by Rona Jaffe.
4 to 8 March: Patrick deWitt reads his novel ‘The Sisters Brothers’.
3 to 28 September 2012: 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens, read by Conor Farrington.
Click on 3 September in the Programme Archive.
11 to 15 February 2013: 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, read by Karen Ardiff.
Click on 11 February in the Programme Archive.