Robert's rec, and much appreciated. The opening story ("Strays") far and away my favorite, but it's also a high-water mark for stories generally: bleakly funny prose and plot, and ideas boiled down to images like sharp pebbles, seemingly insignificant but they hit with real sting. (I'm particularly fond of the stray dogs waking the narrator and his brother, scraping their backs along the bottom of the house, right under the boys' bedroom.)
Good stuff. Thanks, Robert.