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The Resource The Way of the Dog

The Way of the Dog

Label
The Way of the Dog
Title
The Way of the Dog
Statement of responsibility
by Sam Savage
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 WriterSam 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
Summary
A disillusioned artist looks for meaning in the wreckage of his life, and finds it in unexpected places
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
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10169673
Cataloging source
DLC
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1940-2019
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Savage, Sam
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The Way of the Dog
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781566893183
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Way of the Dog
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781566893183
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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