Dog Eat Dog A Novel

Edward Bunker; Introduction by William Styron

St. Martin's Griffin



Trade Paperback

240 Pages



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Dog Eat Dog, Edward Bunker's fourth novel, follows the life and times of Troy Cameron, a reformatory graduate (like Bunker himself). A terrifying and brutal narrative, the novel tracks his lawless spree in the company of two other reform school alumni, Diesel Carson and Mad Dog Cain. Dog Eat Dog is a novel of excruciating authenticity, with much harsh detail, grim atmosphere, and great moral and social resonance. It is just the sort of story that Bunker tells best.


Praise for Dog Eat Dog

"Mr. Bunker has written a raw, unromantic, naturalistic crime drama more lurid than anything the noiresque Chandlers or Hammetts ever dreamed up . . . Dog Eat Dog is an exciting, tightly constructed crime thriller with a fully realized cast of characters."—The New York Times

"It's easy to see why Bunker has acquired such diverse admirers as Quentin Tarantino and William Styron . . . What distinguishes Byron from other crime writers is his ability to convey the compassion dormant within his violent criminals without resorting to excess luridness, sympathy, or moralism."—Publishers Weekly

"Edward Bunker is among the tiny band of American prisoner writers whose work possesses integrity, craftsmanship, and moral passion . . . An artist with a unique and compelling voice."—William Styron

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Edward Bunker lives in Los Angeles with his wife. He is the author of three previous books, No Beast So Fierce, Animal Factory, and Little Boy Blue. He is also the coauthor of the movie Runaway Train. More recently he played Mr. Blue in the film Reservoir Dogs.
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  • Edward Bunker; Introduction by William Styron

  • Edward Bunker is the author of the acclaimed crime novels No Beast So Fierce, Dog Eat Dog, and Little Boy Blue. His long-awaited memoir, Education of a Felon, was published by St. Martin's in March of 2001. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and child.