The dog [electronic resource] : A Novel. Joseph O'Neill.
- ISBN: 9781101870044 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Date Published: 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| ***A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK******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...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2301 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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