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The Dog of the North

The Dog of the North

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Publisher Price: $28.00

ISBN10: 0593300696
ISBN13: 9780593300695
Publisher: Penguin Pr
Published: Mar 14 2023
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.13
Height: 1.16 Width: 6.32 Depth: 9.28
Language: English
From the National Book Award-longlisted author of The Portable Veblen

*One of Kirkus's Top 10 Novels for 2023*

Penny Rush has problems. Her marriage is over; she's quit her job. Her mother and stepfather went missing in the Australian outback five years ago; her mentally unbalanced father provokes her; her grandmother Dr. Pincer keeps experiments in the refrigerator and something worse in the woodshed. But Penny is a virtuoso at what's possible when all else fails.

Elizabeth McKenzie, beloved novelist of California and its idiosyncrasies, follows Penny on her quest for a fresh start. There will be a road trip in the Dog of the North, an old van with gingham curtains, a piƱata, and stiff brakes. There will be injury and peril. There will be a dog named Kweecoats and two brothers who may share a toupee. There will be questions: Why is a detective investigating her grandmother, and what is the scintillator? And can Penny recognize a good thing when it finally comes her way?

This slyly humorous, thoroughly winsome novel finds the purpose in life's curveballs, insisting that even when we are painfully warped by those we love most, we can be brought closer to our truest selves.

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