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Dogfight, A Love Story

Matt Burgess

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

What Jonathan Lethem did for Brooklyn, Matt Burgess does for Queens in this exuberant and brilliant debut novel about a young drug dealer having a very bad weekend. Alfredo Batista has some worries. Okay, a lot of worries. His older brother, Jose-sorry, Tariq-is returning from a stretch in prison after an unsuccessful robbery, a burglary that Alfredo was supposed to be part of. So now everyone thinks Alfredo snitched on his brother, which may have something to do with the fact that Alfredo is now dating Tariq's ex-girlfriend, Isabel, who is eight months pregnant. Tariq's violent streak is probably #1 worry on Alfredo's list. Also, he needs to steal a pit bull. For the homecoming dogfight. Burgess brings to life the rich and vivid milieu of his hometown native Queens in all its glorious variety. Here is the real New York, a place where Pakistanis, Puerto Ricans, Haitians, An ­glos, African Americans, and West Indians scrap and mingle and love. But the real star here is Burgess's incredible ear for language-the voices of his characters leap off the page in riotous, spot-on dialogue. The outer boroughs have their own language, where a polite greeting is fraught with menace, and an insult can be the expression of the most tender love. With a story as intricately plotted as a Shakespearean comedy-or revenge tragedy, for that matter-and an electrically colloquial prose style, Dogfight, a Love Story establishes Matt Burgess as an exuberant new voice in contemporary literature. The great Queens novel has arrived. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ozzie Rodriguez

Length:

12h 37m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:27


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:37


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:02


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:56


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:52


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:11


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:06


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:04


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:20


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:07


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:42


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:50


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:27


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:29


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:56


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:33


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:14


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:47


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:58


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:51


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:47


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:02


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:46


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

09:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:10


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:13


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:45


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:34


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:15


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:29


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:30


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:39


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:30


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:08


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:41


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:21


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:22


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:53


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:15


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:26


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:14


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:27


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:05


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:18


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:44


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:35


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:20


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:27


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:54


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:57


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

08:25


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:09


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:16


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:34


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:38


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:02


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:09


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:19


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:23


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

09:26


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

00:27