The Lost Dog

The Lost Dog

A Novel

eBook - 2008
Average Rating:
2
Rate this:
Grand Central Pub
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.

Baker & Taylor
When his dog is lost somewhere in the bush, Indian-Australian professor Tom Loxley sets aside the biography he is writing to search for his canine friend, aided by artist Nelly Zhang, a companion of questionable trustworthiness whose husband had gone missing years earlier.

Hachette Book Group
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 and Co., 2008
Edition: 1st North American ed
ISBN: 9780316032001
031603200X
Characteristics: 326 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

k
KSerá
Jul 26, 2014

Enigmatic- worth reading for the writing style.

u
uncommonreader
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.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Subject Headings

  Loading...
PPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top