The Way of the Dog by Sam Savage

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

About Sam Savage

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Sam Savage is the author of the bestseller Firmin: Adventures of a Metropolitan Lowlife, an American Library Association Notable Book and Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award finalist. A native of South Carolina, Savage holds a PhD in philosophy from Yale University, was once an editor of a literary quarterly, and now lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
Published December 18, 2012 by Coffee House Press. 157 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Parenting & Relationships. Fiction

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the routines of owning a dog gave his shattered life meaning, and he imagines Roy sharing the canine wisdom that “[e]very day is all there is.” By contrast, Harold believes Alfie has come only to get his art collection appraised, and his bitter memories of Peter Meininger—creator of the sole valu...

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Harold’s caretakers—his “obese” live-in housekeeper, Moll, and his tax attorney son Alfie—urge him to sell his art collection, appraised at an “astronomical sum.” Given the burden of his busted dreams, physical ailments, and bitter disillusionment, Harold has to decide whether his l...

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Savage slowly unveils the human under the cranky protagonist, treating the reader to an unflinching examination of an aging, regretful intellectual.

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