|Genre||novel, experimental novel|
|Publisher||Bloomsbury Publishing, London|
|1 February 2010|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback)|
|Preceded by||So Many Ways To Begin (2007)|
Even the Dogs is British author Jon McGregor's third novel. First published in 2010, the novel focuses on drug addiction, alcoholism, homelessness, and dereliction. The Irish Times literary critic Eileen Battersby called it a "magnificent" novel. In 2012, Even the Dogs was awarded the International Dublin Literary Award, one of the world's richest literary prizes.
The Daily Telegraph published a positive review by David Robson, who remarked that the "movingly told story is also an important book."
Around Christmas one year, alcoholic Robert John Radcliffe's body is found in his flat. The novel traces, in a stream of consciousness style with occasional flashbacks, how his daughter Laura and her drug addict friends react as authorities investigate his death.
British writer McGregor has been shortlisted for his magnificent third novel Even The Dogs, which traces the paths of several marginalised characters and how they arrived at their respective hells.