Dog Symphony - Sam Munson

Staff Pick

When Sam Munson’s new novel opens, our protagonist Professor Pushkin, a specialist in prison architecture, is traveling to an overseas conference in Argentina, all with the ulterior motive of meeting up with the fellow academic he has a crush on. When he arrives, she’s nowhere to be found, and the town is crawling in roving packs of dogs by night and sinister blue-clad workers by day. Borges and Cortazar get name-checked toward the end, but Dog Symphony is much more than a tribute to their mind-bending stories (not to mention those of Bruno Schulz, Thomas Bernhard, and—of course—Franz Kafka). It’s a darkly comic shadow version of our own turbulent world, with its embattled humanities, student uprisings, and hope that a better existence might live on in our dogs.

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ISBN: 9780811227681
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Published: New Directions - August 28th, 2018