The Way of the Dog

A Novel

Savage, Sam, 1940-

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Way of the Dog
Sam Savage's novel 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".

Publisher: Minneapolis : Coffee House Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781566893121
Branch Call Number: FIC S
Characteristics: 153 p. ; 20 cm.


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Jun 25, 2013
  • Jane60201 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very interesting and unusual format.


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