The Dogs A Modern Bestiary The nameless narrator of The Dogs A Modern Bestiary lives in her studio apartment with a pack of Doberman pinchers The dogs led by the cruel charismatic bitch named Miss Dog alternate between being

  • Title: The Dogs: A Modern Bestiary
  • Author: Rebecca Brown
  • ISBN: 9780872863446
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • The nameless narrator of The Dogs A Modern Bestiary lives in her studio apartment with a pack of Doberman pinchers The dogs, led by the cruel, charismatic bitch named Miss Dog, alternate between being brutal attack animals and loyal companions, being real and otherworldly Some chapters draw upon the ecstatic and horrifying visions of Christian mystics others take placeThe nameless narrator of The Dogs A Modern Bestiary lives in her studio apartment with a pack of Doberman pinchers The dogs, led by the cruel, charismatic bitch named Miss Dog, alternate between being brutal attack animals and loyal companions, being real and otherworldly Some chapters draw upon the ecstatic and horrifying visions of Christian mystics others take place in the landscapes of familiar fairytales others in the banal settings of the late night pick up bars or suburban picnics The narrator uneasily inhabits these worlds until the dogs force her to take irrevocable action A snarling attack on the fairytale form A good girl s fears of inadequacy materialize as a pack of vicious dogs Publishers Weekly A strange and wonderful first person voice emerges from the stories of Rebecca Brown, who strips her language of convention to lay bare the ferocious rituals of love and need The New York Times Using unsentimental language that slices, pries and exposes layers of emotion and sexuality as a scalpel does a body, Brown veers into the uncharted territory The San Francisco Chronicle I read everything Rebecca Brown writes, watch for her books and hunt down her short stories She is simply one of the best contemporary lesbian writers around Dorothy Allison A dry, witty, graceful if savage gift Mary GaitskillRebecca Brown is the author of other fictions, including The Terrible Girls, Annie Oakley s Girl, and The Gifts of the Body She is the winner of the 2003 Washington State Book Award, and was awarded a Genius Award and grant from Seattle s weekly magazine, The Stranger She lives in Seattle.

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    1. I remember this to be an incredibly unique and disturbing book (in the best way). It is one I think I could read many times and have a different interpretation each time. Each chapter has a slightly different lens of looking at the dogs and the woman whose home/life they take over. Whether representative of oppression, personal demons, an abusive partner, the book leaves you constantly curious.

    2. might be the only book of rebecca brown's that i won't read again. it's amazing, but completely horrific. i don't have the stomach for a second go-round.

    3. I finished this less than an hour ago. I spent most of that time doing nothing but reflecting on what I'd just read, trying to comprehend more than I had already, going back and rereading passages, re-analysing. Yet I'm still unable to put into words the effect it's had upon me. It's an extraordinary piece. The line between reality and the narrator's delusions, or dreams, or simply symbolic retelling- it's done beautifully. The writing is at times poetic, at times harsh and relentless. It's enti [...]

    4. I treated this book like a reliquary. I read each chapter at least twice going back over passages again and again to see if there was anything I had missed. It was recommended to me by my best friend and I found myself texting her at odd moments to say, "there is so much in here about abuse/abusive relationships!" or "This could be a meditation on care or care giving" or "I could see how this could be about mental illness." All of this before I finally gave in and saw that it was about everythin [...]

    5. "what we talk about when we talk about horror"; RB is exhaustingly re-readable for me, but I'm glad I had the space between passes at this one (2001 and now) to forget the initial devastation. Triggering for abuse survivors, certainly, but the interplay of mental illness and the reinforcement of culturally embedded archetypes/mythology fueling cycles of abuse is masterful. And, as with all RB's work, the writing stands strong on its own, line-for-line, with some of the more devastating turns of [...]

    6. OH man!!! Only a chapter into this thing. I am hooked. I am sad I forgot it at home, as I am away right now.

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