The author of the bestselling and award-winning Netherland now gives us his eagerly
awaited, stunningly different new novel, a tale of alienation and heartbreak in
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. Download and start listening now!