Praise for Water Dogs

 “In its rendering of the complicated, rich, mostly unspoken relationship between a young man and the place he lives, “Water Dogs” is a lovely novel.” —Anthony Doerr, The New York Times Book Review(read the complete review here)


“A richly detailed yet elliptical work by an author who trusts readers to fill in the blanks.” —Kirkus (starred)


“Robinson does a magnificent job of painting a bleak and vivid picture of a rough-hewn community and the bonds that hold it together.”  —Publishers’ Weekly


“Lewis Robinson is a terrific writer, and in Water Dogs, he evokes the moods and landscapes of Maine as deftly as he examines the conflicts and alliances within a family. This is a smart, suspenseful, absorbing first novel." —Curtis Sittenfeld


“Lewis Robinson is an irresistible storyteller.  I've spent some time in Maine, and, well, apologies to all you hockey-playing, urchin-harvesting hard asses up there, it's not my idea of Vacationland.  But from the first sentence of Robinson's wry yet headlong prose, I found myself devouring the place  This is a wonderful novel." —Sean Wilsey