By Louis De Bernieres
In 1998, Louis de Bernieres—acclaimed writer of Corelli’s Mandolin—came upon a bronze statue in a city on Australia’s northwestern coast and used to be instantly pressured to grasp extra approximately “Red Dog.” He didn't have to head a long way: every body for thousands of miles in each course looked as if it would have a narrative approximately crimson puppy. He used to be a crimson Cloud Kelpie, a breed of sheepdog identified for its strength and cleverness. yet purple puppy was once a type of ultra-Kelpie, lively and shrewdpermanent adequate for a whole breed in himself.
Dubbed a “professional tourist” instead of a stray, pink puppy confirmed his personal transportation process, hitchhiking among far-flung cities and feminine canines in vehicles whose engine noises he’d memorized and whose drivers he’d charmed. the decision of the wild was once matched by way of the decision of the supper dish; purple Dog’s urge for food was once as mythical as his exploits. all people desired to undertake him (one team of workers made him a member in their union), yet purple puppy will be followed by—or, extra accurately, he might adopt—only one guy: a bus driving force whose love existence speedy started to undergo and who by no means particularly recovered from purple Dog’s relentlessly affectionate presence.
Independent, smart, sly, obdurate, brave and foolhardy, impatient with boredom and the uninteresting, purple puppy endeared himself to (almost) all people who crossed his course. those humorous, magnificent, and touching tales of his existence are guaranteed to endear him to each reader.