The Way of the Dog

The Way of the Dog

A Novel

Book - 2013
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"Sam Savage [creates] some of the most original, unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction. . . . Readers are left with a voice so strong that Savage is able to derive significance from these events by sheer literary force."--Kevin Larimer, Poets & Writers

"Savage's skill is in creating complex first-person characters using nothing but their own voice."--Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times

"[Savage] creates one of the most intriguing stories--and one of the most vivid characters--that this reader has encountered this year."-- The Writer

Sam Savage's most intimate, tender novel yet follows Harold Nivenson, a decrepit, aging man who was once a painter and arts patron. The death of Peter Meinenger, his friend turned romantic and intellectual rival, prompts him to ruminate on his own career as a minor artist and collector and make sense of a lifetime of gnawing doubt.

Over time, his bitterness toward his family, his gentrifying neighborhood, and the decline of intelligent artistic discourse gives way to a kind of peace within himself, as he emerges from the shadow of the past and finds a reason to live, every day, in "the now."

Sam Savage is the best-selling author of Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife , The Cry of the Sloth , and Glass . A native of South Carolina, Savage holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University. He resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Coffee House Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781566893121
Branch Call Number: FICTION Savage 2013
Characteristics: 153 p. ; 20 cm


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Jane60201 Jun 25, 2013

Very interesting and unusual format.


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