Lost Dog

Lost Dog

A Novel

Book - 2007
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Tom Loxley, an Indian-Australian professor, is less concerned with finishing his book on Henry James than with finding his dog, who is lost in the Australian bush. Joining his daily hunt is Nelly Zhang, an artist whose husband disappeared mysteriously years before Tom met her. Although Nelly helps him search for his beloved pet, Tom isn't sure if he should trust this new friend. Tom has preoccupations other than his book and Nelly and his missing dog, mainly concerning his mother, who is suffering from the various indignities of old age. He is constantly drawn from the cerebral to the primitive--by his mother's infirmities, as well as by Nelly's attractions. THE LOST DOG makes brilliant use of the conventions of suspense and atmosphere while leading us to see anew the ever-present conflicts between our bodies and our minds, the present and the past, the primal and the civilized.
Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown : 2007
ISBN: 9780316001830
Branch Call Number: FIC DeKr
Characteristics: 326p


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Jul 26, 2014

Enigmatic- worth reading for the writing style.

Jul 27, 2012

A post-modern book. It is written like a fugue and while interesting in some ways, the author did not manage to pull it off.

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