Dog Attempts to Drown Man in Saskatoon


Douglas Glover“A story like the brilliant, forbidding ‘Dog Attempts to Drown Man in Saskatoon’ possesses so much intelligence and contains so many layers that it pierces the heart.” (Adrienne Miller at Esquire)

“A writer of some of the most extraordinary short stories in English Canada today.” (CBC State of the Arts)

“Glover is preoccupied with the complicated interweavings of good and evil, and he juggles language superbly.” (Globe and Mail)

“He is a very nervy writer, the kind who does not play safe and shoots at whatever moon he allows himself to aim it.” (The Toronto Star)

“Glover…seeks to combine a metaphysical approach and style with the nitty-gritty details of daily life. It works.” (Books in Canada)

“…it seems best to highlight the story (“There Might Be Angels”) written by Ontario-born Douglas Glover, who takes his CanLit background abroad both literally and figuratively to study and challenge the traditions of classical literature. His contribution begins as a railway encounter between an aging, comfortable abbot and a tramp, a set piece that exceeds the expectations inherited from both canon and context several times over – providing a brief but convincing case for the value of homegrown talent in a context of longer ages and wider places.” (Marc  Christensen at The Malahat Review)

Literary Press Group Writer’s Choice Award.

Table of Contents

There Might Be Angels — Chuck Waunch is Dead — Red — The Irredeemable — The Seeker, the Snake and the Baba — Heartsick — Dog Attempts to Drown Man in Saskatoon — Fire Drill

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