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The dog [electronic resource] : A Novel. Joseph O'Neill.

O'Neill, Joseph. (Author). Davies, Erik. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780553545777 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2014.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Erik Davies.
Summary, etc.: ***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.From the Hardcover edition.
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 285438 KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Humor (Fiction).
Genre: Electronic books.

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