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The Resource The dog : a novel, Joseph O'Neill, (electronic resource)

The dog : a novel, Joseph O'Neill, (electronic resource)

Label
The dog : a novel
Title
The dog
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joseph O'Neill
Title variation
dog
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, the hero of this novel leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In a Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-La, our protagonist 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
Summary
In 2007, a New York attorney bumps into an old college buddy - and accepts his friend's offer of a job in Dubai, as the overseer of an enormous family fortune. Haunted by the collapse of his relationship and hoping for a fresh start, our strange hero begins to suspect that he has exchanged one inferno for another. A funny and wholly original work of international literature, 'The Dog' is led by a brilliantly entertaining anti-hero. Imprisoned by his endless powers of reasoning, hemmed in by the ethical demands of globalised life, he is fatefully drawn towards the only logical response to our confounding epoch.
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10321661
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
unknown
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The dog : a novel, Joseph O'Neill, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CD7A069B-AC74-447C-9005-F95CB3905A8C
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn883256842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101870044
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00196844
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CD7A069B-AC74-447C-9005-F95CB3905A8C
System control number
(OCoLC)883256842
Label
The dog : a novel, Joseph O'Neill, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CD7A069B-AC74-447C-9005-F95CB3905A8C
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn883256842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101870044
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00196844
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
CD7A069B-AC74-447C-9005-F95CB3905A8C
System control number
(OCoLC)883256842

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