praise for Dogfight, A Love Story

“Matt Burgess’s debut novel is a beautifully made, street-smart novel that is both funny and disturbing. Written with an almost furious energy, Dogfight has an amazingly well-rounded cast of characters and a plot that leads up to a violent and probably inevitable climax. This is the best first novel I have read in years.”

- Charles Baxter, author of The Feast of Love and The Soul Thief

“Dogfight takes you on a gritty tour of a city exploding with diversity, violence, and love. Matt Burgess is a major talent, blessed with a unique voice full of humor and an attitude that’s ready to elbow its way into American letters.”

- Ernesto Quiñonez, author of Bodega Dreams

“Burgess’s gritty, punchy narrative, propelled by fresh gusts of language, should remind readers of another outstanding outer borough literary debut—Richard Price’s The Wanderers.

- Publishers Weekly Starred Review

- A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick

- An American Booksellers Association Indie Next List Great Read November 2010