LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION
The first novel from Joseph O'Neill since NETHERLAND.
`O'Neill, in this book, has come of age as a novelist a comic masterpiece as mordantly funny as the best of stand-up comedy Superb' John Banville, New York Review of Books
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 globalized life, he is fatefully drawn towards the only logical response to our confounding epoch.