The Dogs
The Dogs
A Modern Bestiary

The nameless narrator of The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary lives in her studio apartment with a pack of Doberman pinchers. The dogs, led by the cruel, charismatic bitch named Miss Dog, alternate between being brutal attack animals and loyal companions to being real and otherworldly. Some chapters draw upon the ecstatic and horrifying visions of Christian mystics; others take place in the landscapes of familiar fairytales; others in the banal settings of the late-night pick-up bars or suburban picnics. The narrator uneasily inhabits these worlds until the dogs force her to take irrevocable action.

"I read everything Rebecca Brown writes, watch for her books and hunt down her short stories. She is simply one of the best contemporary lesbian writers around."—Dorothy Allison

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Title The Dogs
Subtitle A Modern Bestiary
Author Rebecca Brown
Publisher City Lights Publishers
BISAC Subject Heading FIC000000 FICTION
Title First Published 01 September 1998
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 166 p.
ISBN-10 0872863441
ISBN-13 9780872863446
Publication Date 01 September 1998
Main content page count 166
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.95

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