The Book on One is a celebration of writing from all over the world, with five 15-minute excerpts from a single book broadcast each week.
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This week's Book on One is The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol and read by Declan Brennan. This recording was made in 2015 and first broadcast last year.
'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.