Publisher: New York Review Of Books
Published: Mar 22 2011
Height: 0.49 Width: 5.08 Depth: 7.97
We Think the World of You combines acute social realism and dark fantasy, and was described by J.R. Ackerley as a fairy tale for adults. Frank, the narrator, is a middle-aged civil servant, intelligent, acerbic, self-righteous, angry. He is in love with Johnny, a young, married, working-class man with a sweetly easygoing nature. When Johnny is sent to prison for committing a petty theft, Frank gets caught up in a struggle with Johnny's wife and parents for access to him. Their struggle finds a strange focus in Johnny's dog--a beautiful but neglected German shepherd named Evie. And it is she, in the end, who becomes the improbable and undeniable guardian of Frank's inner world.