The Dog (Paperback)

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A New York Times Notable Book
Nominated for the Man Booker Prize

In this extraordinary, both comic and philosophically profound novel, the acclaimed author of Netherland uncovers the hidden contours of a glittering Middle Eastern city--and the quiet dilemmas of modernity. When our unnamed hero, a self-sabotaging and oddly existential lawyer, finds his life in New York falling apart, he seizes an opportunity to flee to Dubai, taking a mysterious job for a fabulously wealthy Lebanese family. As he struggles with his position as the "family officer" of the capricious Batros brothers, he also struggles with the "doghouse," a condition of culpability in which he feels trapped, even as he composes endless electronic correspondence--both sent and unsent--in an attempt to find a way out.
An unforgettable fable for our globalized times, The Dog is told with Joseph O'Neill's hallmark eloquence, empathy, and stylistic mastery.

About the Author


Joseph O'Neill is the author of the novels Netherland (which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award), The Breezes, and This Is the Life, and of a family history, Blood-Dark Track. He lives in New York and teaches at Bard College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780307472946
ISBN-10: 0307472949
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: June 9th, 2015
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries