: Preview – The Dog (Folio Prize Nominee) by Joseph O’Neill (HarperCollins, 2014)

cover51668-mediumPub Date Aug 1, 2014
HarperCollins
The Dog (Folio Prize Nominee)
by Joseph O’Neill
Literature/Fiction (Adult)

Blurb The first novel from Joseph O’Neill since NETHERLAND.

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.

Joseph O’Neill was born 1964 in Cork, and is an Irish lawyer, novelist and non-fiction writer. O’Neill’s novel Netherland was awarded the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was longlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize.  Before Netherland O’Neill had written two previous novels, This Is The Life and The Breezes, and a memoir, Blood Dark Track. His most recent book, The Dog, is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014. O’Neill also writes literary and cultural criticism, most regularly for the Atlantic Monthly. Since 1998 he has lived in New York City.
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