Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All

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Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All

By Chris Irvin

Released Tuesday, October 03, 2017

In a feral twist on crime fiction, Cal, a mutt with a criminal past, must step back into the world of animal violence to avenge the death of his wife and protect his pups from the inherent darkness of nature.

A stunning anthropomorphic tale of love and revenge, Ragged is a dark story of a vibrant animal community in a New England wood. Grieving the loss of his wife to a mysterious illness, Cal must avenge her death and protect his pups from the coming winter and horrors of the forest. It's Wind in the Willows and Fantastic Mr. Fox meets Fargo, as Irvin's signature slice-of-life crime style takes on a whole new realm.

Christopher Irvin’s debut collection, Safe Inside the Violence, was a finalist for the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Anthology or Collection. He is also the author of Federales and Burn Cards, and the novel, Ragged; or, The Loveliest Lies of All. He lives in Boston, MA with his wife and two sons.