The Way of the Dog (Paperback)

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Staff Reviews

Harold Nivenson's character proves wrong all those who purport that a character must be "likeable". There is very little that is likeable about Harold, but he's bitingly intelligent, and complex, and angry. You need to keep reading, if not for Savage's addictive prose, then to find out what made Harold so unhappy. And if not for that, then for the scathing critique of the gentrifying class.

— Sarah G.


A disillusioned artist looks for meaning in the wreckage of his life, and finds it in unexpected places.

About the Author

Sam Savage is the bestselling author of "Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife," "The Cry of the Sloth," and "Glass." A native of South Carolina, Sam Savage holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University. Savage resides in Madison, Wisconsin.

Praise For…

"Stream-of-consciousness fiction with a satisfying emotional weight: another intriguing experiment in narrative voice from Savage."Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781566893121
ISBN-10: 1566893127
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication Date: January 8th, 2013
Pages: 153
Language: English