LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014 The new novel from Joseph O'Neill, his first 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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers