Doghouse Roses Paperback – 1 Aug 2002
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"Steve Earle leans hard on his own tough experience as a junkie and jailbird to produce a series of gut-wrenching tales filled with humanity" (Time Out)
"Doghouse Roses is the real thing, a collection of spare, economical and truly compelling tales, as well-crafted as the songs, and just as moving. Earle takes risks; he cares about his characters, and he cares about language. "The Witness" is as well-paced and urgent as any story I have read in the past several years, and would certainly stand its ground alongside the established masters" (Scotsman)
"Heartfelt, romantic, they are thoughtful and genuinely hardbitten. An impressive and engaging debut" (Times Literary Supplement)
"Meticulously crafted character studies that assess and re-assess the human condition...consolidates an already brilliant but tumultuous career. In keeping with another great chronicler of the American male, John Steinbeck" (Observer)
'A beautiful and moving collection of short stories by one of our greatest songwriters. It reads like a collaboration between Steinbeck and Kerouac and Bukowski. Steve Earle has taken the great American road song and set it to prose' Jay McInerneySee all Product Description
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The title story, "Doghouse Roses" gives us an insight into how Earle must have felt as he spun further out of control in the grip of his addiction.
Although it is possible to detect personal reference in the stories (as described in Lauren St John's excellent biography of Earle, 'Hardcore Troubadour'), Earle nevertheless demonstrates a tremendous scope of imagination in the breadth of his subjects, such as the heartrending "Jaguar Dance", about trying to cross from Mexico into the US, and the authoratative "Renunion", set in modern day Vitenam.
There is a tremendous breadth of subjects in these short stories which leave the reader anxious for more of the same. Given the prolific nature of Earle's creative activities, hopefully we won't have to wait too long for his written release.
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Some of the stories are more indepth versions of previous songs, Enjoyable readPublished 22 months ago by Gordon Macleod
I'm a recent convert to Steve Earle but have been consistently impressed with the power of his lyrics and his music. Read morePublished on 25 April 2003 by Kindle Customer