When Mr Dog Bites

Author(s): Brian Conaghan

Contemporary

Dylan Mint has Tourette's. Being sixteen is hard enough, but Dylan's life is a constant battle to keep the bad stuff in - the swearing, the tics, the howling dog that seems to escape whenever he gets stressed...But a routine visit to the hospital changes everything. Overhearing a hushed conversation between the doctor and his mother, Dylan discovers that he's going to die next March. So he grants himself three parting wishes or 'Cool Things To Do Before I Cack It'. But as Dylan sets out to make his wishes come true, he discovers that nothing - and no-one - is quite as he had previously supposed.

$19.99(AUD)

Available Stock:
0

Order this Item


Add to Wishlist


Product Information

Hilariously touching and outrageously unforgettable: Mark Haddon's Christopher Boone meets Holden Caulfield on one *#@! of a journey ...

I loved Dylan Mint. He made me laugh out loud and his tenacity had me rooting for him from the first page Stephen Kelman It's the F-word - funny, foul-mouthed, fantastic! Charlie Higson So surprising and charming it would be hard not to feel a little uplifted Observer Beautifully observed and hilariously uncomfortable ... Mint has a certain charm, and his mangled language and omnivorous approach to slang suggest a lively, inquiring brain Philip Womack, Guardian Energetic, confident and compassionate ... There's a genuine exuberance about it ... [Conaghan] is one to watch Scotland on Sunday Entertaining Big Issue One of the book's most engaging characteristics, its often hilarious (and often scatological) humour . This is a portrayal of young male bonding, complete with all the lively banter of true camaraderie, at its most tender and affectionate Irish Times

Brian Conaghan was born in 1971. He was raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives and works as a teacher in Dublin. He is the author of The Boy Who Made It Rain and has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Over the years Brian has made his dosh as a painter and decorator, a barman, a DJ, an actor, a teacher and now a writer. He currently lives in Dublin with two beauties who hinder his writing: his wife Orla and daughter Rosie. @BrianConaghan

General Fields

  • : 9781408838365
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.261
  • : July 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 384
  • : 823.92
  • : Oct-14
  • : Paperback
  • : Brian Conaghan