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Rust and Bone: Stories In steel tipped prose, Craig Davidson conjures a savage world populated by fighting dogs, prizefighters, sex addicts, and gamblers In his title story, Davidson introduces an afflicted boxer whose hand never properly heals after a bone is broken The fighter s career descends to bouts that have less to do with sport than with survival no referee, no rules, not even gloves In A Mean Utility we enter an even desperate arena dogfights where Rottweilers, pit bulls, and Dobermans fight each other to the deathDavidson s stories are small monuments to the telling detail The hostility of his fictional universe is tempered by the humanity he invests in his characters and by his subtle and very moving observations of their motivations He shares with Chuck Palahniuk the uncanny ability to compel our attention, time and time again, to the most difficult subject matter


About the Author: Craig Davidson

Craig Davidson is a Canadian author of short stories and novels, who has published work under both his own name and the pen names Patrick Lestewka and Nick CutterBorn in Toronto, Ontario, he was raised in Calgary and St Catharines.His first short story collection, Rust and Bone, was published in September 2005 by Penguin Books Canada, and was a finalist for the 2006 Danuta Gleed Literary Award Stories in Rust and Bone have also been adapted into a play by Australian playwright Caleb Lewis and a film by French director Jacques Audiard.Davidson also released a novel in 2007 named The Fighter During the course of his research of the novel, Davidson went on a 16 week steroid cycle To promote the release of the novel, Davidson participated in a fully sanctioned boxing match against Toronto poet Michael Knox at Florida Jack s Boxing Gym for the novel s subsequent release in the United States, he organized a similar promotional boxing match against Jonathan Ames Davidson lost both matches.His 2013 novel Cataract City was named as a longlisted nominee for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.



10 thoughts on “Rust and Bone: Stories

  1. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    I bought this book for a penny A MOTHERF ING PENNY WOOT WOOT , and then a client sent this Now someone bring me a fork I bought this book for a penny A MOTHERF ING PENNY WOOT WOOT , and then a client sent this Now someone bring me a fork


  2. J. Kent Messum J. Kent Messum says:

    It s no secret I m a fan of short story collections There is something about getting through a story in its entirety during a reading session that feels wholly satisfying You can knock a short out on a bus or subway ride, read one over a lunch break, get one in before bedtime You can pick up and put down a book a short stories for longer periods of time with no real guilt and start relative


  3. Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror says:

    When I was in high school, 1990 1994 I read everything through the lens of a drama student The drama nerds at our school, in the time that I was there, were all very serious about the craft We competed at tournaments and competitions I would have given anything to have found a short story collection like this one in order to pull monologues from it to compete with.Craig Davidson is hands down my fav


  4. Blake Blake says:

    Hey all you midlifers who think dog fighting and porn are edgy and know a story is deep when it delivers on the shitty fathers and vague regret these seven Thom Jones and Chuck Palahniuk covers, and one unreadable novella, are for you With all first person narratives and zero subtext, and every third sentence lacking a subject noun, these stories are woven with all the lyrical grace of a loudmouth drunk who


  5. Nancy Nancy says:

    I found this on J Kent Messum s 10 Books That Made Me Squirm listhttp jkentmessum.com 2014 04 14 10 I found this on J Kent Messum s 10 Books That Made Me Squirm listhttp jkentmessum.com 2014 04 14 10


  6. Jasmine Jasmine says:

    What about a 3.5 I love this dude and I m going to be following his career, but you can tell he s still a young writer and learning how to put a collection together, how to reel it in I m squeamish, so some of these stories were tough to stomach, but he s definitely talented writer who s not afraid to grit it up he just needs to find that balance between being violent transgressive whatever for the heck of it and using it to


  7. George K. Ilsley George K. Ilsley says:

    Having read one of the pieces in a magazine, I wanted to read the collection However, this is one of those unfortunate collections where the work shrinks as one keeps reading Really there are only a few good stories here, and side by side, they fight with each other to be noticed The only way to read this collection would be to read one story, wait several months, and then read another Of course, you won t be able to remember which on


  8. PUMPKINHEAD PUMPKINHEAD says:

    Rust and Bone had two really great things going for it different and disturbing Not too different, nor too disturbing, but a healthy dollop of both that made it a book to remember and recommend These are not your typical short stories They are violent, gritty, bleak tales about broken people, or individuals reaching a breaking point The writing is sharp and packs a punch A lot of the subject matter is the stuff found in the darker, dirtier cor


  9. Belle Belle says:

    I was hesitant to rate this book somewhere between 2 3 stars but ended up with 2 stars because the last short story was mentally torturous which evoked an instant regret in buying this book As a fan of the film, I had a rather high expectation in the book but in the actuality only a few elements were taken into the film adaptation I noticed that most of the taken elements are from Rust And Bone and Rocket Ride where the life turning events of two prota


  10. Jacob Jacob says:

    It wasn t the praise from Chuck Palahniuk on the front cover that made me read this it was Thom Jones on the back Their placement should have been reversed the first few stories in this collection start out echoing the humble voice and style of Jones but quickly degenerate into the weary shock and ugh tactics perfected by Palahniuk it gets exhausting rather quickly.That s not to say the stories here are bad, perish the thought Any one of these stories about the


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