Item description for Dog War by Anthony C. Winkler...
In a new and highly original take on Jamaican life (on the island and in the United States), Anthony C. Winkler introduces the estimable Precious, a large-bottomed, meltingly juicy Christian Jamaican woman with unshakable ideas on the right and proper behavior for Christian Jamaican women, their husbands, and men and dogs in general.
Anthony Winkler was born in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1942. He is the author of four previous novels and has been regarded over the past twenty years as one of the country's most talented voices. He has also written two movies, The Lunatic and The Annihilation of Fish. He now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher Akashic Books
ISBN 1933354283 ISBN13 9781933354286
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More About Anthony C. Winkler
Born February 25, 1942, in Kingston, Jamaica West Indies, Anthony C. Winkler was educated in Jamaica at Excelsior College, Mount Alvernia Academy, and Cornwall College, the last two being in Montego Bay. He was also educated in the United States at Citrus Community College, Glendora, California (AA degree 1965). Winkler taught briefly at Pasadena City College and for a year at Moneague Teachers College in Saint Anne, Jamaica, an experience chronicled in GOING HOME TO TEACH (1995). From 1968 to 1975 Winkler had a sales territory as a bookman, covering Southern California, Las Vegas, and Utah for Appleton Century Crofts textbook publishers, and later Southern California and Arizona for Scott, Foresman. In 1969 he decided he could write textbooks as well as anyone and through a chance meeting with the sales representative of another company, he submitted the manuscript POETRY AS SYSTEM and was offered a contract for its publication. Eventually, he met Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell and the two became textbook writers and collaborators. Over the years they have produced more than a dozen textbooks, most on rhetoric and writing, which have survived through multiple editions. In 1975 Winkler quit his job as a bookman and became a full-time freelance writer. In addition to his textbooks, his body of work includes the following: THE PAINTED CANOE (novel 1983); THE LUNATIC (novel 1987); THE GREAT YACHT RACE (novel 1992); GOING HOME TO TEACH (autobiography 1995); THE DUPPY (novel 1997); THE ANNIHILATION OF FISH AND OTHER STORIES (short story collection 2004); DOG WAR (novel 2006); TRUST THE DARKNESS: MY LIFE AS A WRITER (autobiography 2008); THE HIPPOPOTAMUS CARD (play, produced by WDR German radio network); THE BURGLARY (play. premiered in Toronto July 7, 2005); THE LUNATIC (movie, filmed in 1991); THE ANNIHILATION OF FISH (movie, 1999); and BOB MARLEY, AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT BY HIS MOTHER (biography, 1996, with Cedella Booker, Marley's mother).
Anthony C. Winkler currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia.
Every time I see a new title available from Anthony C. Winkler, I buy it on the faith that he will take me home to the real Jamaica (as opposed to the Jamaica you see in the Sandals and Superclubs promotions). Dog War took me to the Blue Mountains that I love, but most of the action takes place in Kingston and Miami, two places that I can live without too much of a stay. The women characters are all extreme (meaning brow beaters) and the men are ruled by de' pum pum. The plot is imaginatively nuts, but it's Winkler's use of the Jamaican patois that I most enjoy. I would thrill to see another of his titles turned into a film, like The Lunatic. Long live Anthony C. Winkler, from your biggest fan!
Dog War Dec 30, 2007
This book made me laugh out loud. If you need a light and funny book you can read quickly, this is it.
amusing in fits and starts Jun 30, 2007
I have to say that Dog War has some very funny scenses but the protagonist, Precious is such an idiot that I found myself being increasingly irritated with the whole book.