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Dog Symphony

Dog Symphony

by Sam Munson
Dog Symphony

Dog Symphony

by Sam Munson


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A breakthrough novel from the acclaimed young American writer 

Boris Leonidovich, a North American professor who specializes in the history of prison architecture, has been invited to Buenos Aires for an academic conference. He’s planning to present a paper on Moscow’s feared Butyrka prison, but most of all he’s looking forward to seeing his enigmatic, fiercely intelligent colleague (and sometime lover) Ana again. As soon as Boris arrives, however, he encounters obstacle after unlikely obstacle: he can’t get in touch with Ana, he locks himself out of his rented room, and he discovers dog-feeding stations and water bowls set before every house and business. With night approaching, he finds himself lost and alone in a foreign city filled with stray dogs, all flowing with sinister, bewildering purpose though the darkness...

Shadowed with foreboding, and yet alive with the comical mischief of César Aira and the nimble touch of a great stylist, Dog Symphony is an un-nerving and propulsive novel by a talented new American voice. 

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ISBN-13: 9780811227681
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 08/28/2018
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Sam Munson’s writing has appeared in n+1, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The LA Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and numerous other publications. He is the author of the novel The November Criminals, now a major motion picture starring Ansel Elgort and Chloe Moretz.

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