Quarantine Book Club: "The Dogs" by Rebecca Brown
Saturdays at 10am PST, March 6 - March 27
- We recommend you buy The Dogs from Phinney Books, the fabulous indie bookstore in Seattle, which will ship it to you wherever you live.
- You do not need to read anything in advance. We will encounter its opening pages together.
- A supplemental text we will be looking at during our meetings is Rebecca Brown's most recent work of fiction, a collection of linked stories called Not Heaven, Somewhere Else, also available from Phinney Books.
At the beginning of The Dogs, a brilliant and captivating tale by the novelist Rebecca Brown, a Doberman pinscher mysteriously appears in a Seattle woman's Capitol Hill apartment.
The woman wants the dog to go away. Instead, it multiplies. The plot of The Dogs may remind you of Kafka, containing elements of myth and magical realism, and its language may remind you of Beckett, but this tour-de-force is an utterly original vision, created by one of the most exciting living writers in the United States.
Especially exciting: Rebecca Brown will attend our last meeting to answer questions about her work. This is a book club not to be missed!
We will read 50 pages a week, and gather on Saturdays for lectures by Christopher Frizzelle. Each week's lecture is followed by an open discussion. If you miss any sessions, no problem—a recording of each meeting will be sent to all ticket-holders automatically.