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Dog Symphony
Dog Symphony | Sam Munson
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A breakthrough novel from the acclaimed young American writer Boris Leonidovich, a North American professor who specializes in the history of prison architecture, has been invited to Buenos Aires for an academic conference. Hes planning to present a paper on Moscows feared Butyrka prison, but most of all hes looking forward to seeing his enigmatic, fiercely intelligent colleague (and sometime lover) Ana again. As soon as Boris arrives, however, he encounters obstacle after unlikely obstacle: he cant get in touch with Ana, he locks himself out of his rented room, and he discovers dog-feeding stations and water bowls set before every house and business. With night approaching, he finds himself lost and alone in a foreign city filled with stray dogs, all flowing with sinister, bewildering purpose though the darkness... Shadowed with foreboding, and yet alive with the comical mischief of Cesar Aira and the nimble touch of a great stylist, Dog Symphony is an un-nerving and propulsive novel by a talented new American voice.
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Dog Symphony | Sam Munson
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Day 7 of #7days7covers - yet another one in my TBR that was purchased because I found it visually stunning.

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Dog Symphony starts weird, ends weird and the middle isn't exactly normal either. Reviews have referenced Cesar Aira an Argentinian Modernist novelist and that might be why I kept thinking I was reading a book in translation but nope this is by an American guy. Set in Buenos Aires the novel follows a visiting professor of prison architecture and is full of dogs streaming through the nighttime streets

mreads toward a crack in a cemetery wall, university campus security militants, bowls of meat and water offerings in improvised shrines and teeth, lots of teeth and dental references all set to the musical backdrop of the 'Dog Symphony' the only music that seems to be playing anywhere. What does it all mean? Who knows like I said at the beginning this book is weird. 13mo
Beckys_Books That sounds strange. 13mo
Naj Tbh this sounds great! Thanks for the review 😊Stacked. 13mo
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