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ISBN-10: 0375705341
ISBN-13: 9780375705342
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 11/14/2000
Dimensions: 7.94" L, 5.17" W, 0.62" H

King: A Street Story

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With the poetic acuity that renders his work timeless, Booker Prize-winning author John Berger brings us a twenty-four hour chronicle of homelessness. Beside a highway, in a wasteland furnished with smashed trucks and broken washing machines, lives a homeless community of once-hopeful individuals, now abandoned by the twentieth century.

King, our narrator, is the guardian of a homeless couple, stealing meat from the butcher and sharing the warmth of his flesh. His canine sensibility affords him both amnesty from human hardship and rare insight into his companions’ lives. Through his senses we see–clearly and unsentimentally–the dignity and strength that can survive within chaos and pain.

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"King delights in the power of the imagination to transform small enjoyments into a full life."–The Baltimore Sun

"King is relentlessly unsentimental and heartbreaking."–Los Angeles Times

"Berger's ambition to explore his political and moral beliefs through fiction has never been more fully realized."–Times Literary Supplement

"Berger seamlessly melds literature and conscience here." –

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ISBN-10: 0375705341
ISBN-13: 9780375705342
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 11/14/2000
Dimensions: 7.94" L, 5.17" W, 0.62" H
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