The Dog: A Novel

O'Neill, Joseph

Published by Pantheon, 2014
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***A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK***
***LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014***
***PWs Best of the Year 2014***

The author of the best-selling and award-winning Netherland now gives us his eagerly awaited, stunningly different new novel: a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai.
 
Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, our unnamed hero leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la, he struggles with his new position as the ?family officer? of the capricious and very rich Batros family. And he struggles, even more helplessly, with the ?doghouse,? a seemingly inescapable condition of culpability in which he feels himself constantly trapped?even if he?s just going to the bathroom, or reading e-mail, or scuba diving. A comic and philosophically profound exploration of what has become of humankind?s moral progress, The Dog is told with Joseph O?Neill?s hallmark eloquence, empathy, and storytelling mastery. It is a brilliantly original, achingly funny fable for our globalized times.

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***LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014***

The author of the best-selling and award-winning Netherland now gives us his eagerly awaited, stunningly different new novel: a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai.
 
Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, our unnamed hero leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la, he struggles with his new position as the ?family officer? of the capricious and very rich Batros family. And he struggles, even more helplessly, with the ?doghouse,? a seemingly inescapable condition of culpability in which he feels himself constantly trapped?even if he?s just going to the bathroom, or reading e-mail, or scuba diving. A comic and philosophically profound exploration of what has become of humankind?s moral progress, The Dog is told with Joseph O?Neill?s hallmark eloquence, empathy, and storytelling mastery. It is a brilliantly original, achingly funny fable for our globalized times.

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Title: The Dog: A Novel
Publisher: Pantheon
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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