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By Rebecca Ascher-Walsh
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:50 AM EDT
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Dogwalker

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Imagine David Sedaris fully unbridled from the limitations of nonfiction, and you’ll be nearing the bizarre level of hilarity achieved by this author, whose short stories are populated by talking dogs, cat-faced men, and 10-pound slugs, all presented with a tonally perfect ”Well, whaddya expect?” style. Nothing much happens here; the narratives circle around people living everyday, largely unambitious existences, in which securing a secondhand mattress and finding a roommate are paramount, and strange happenings are to be expected. While there are moments when the reader will be stunned that Bradford ever got published — such as when being introduced to Victor, the singing half-man, half-dog disguised in a muskrat suit — anyone who’s ever wondered at the weirdness of the world will be grateful for these offerings.

Dogwalker

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  • Arthur Bradford

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