Quarantine Book Club: "The Dogs" by Rebecca Brown

Saturdays at 10am PST, March 6 - April 3

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A wild and triumphant work of art by the legendary Seattle novelist Rebecca Brown, The Dogs is both timeless and urgent.

This 1998 page-turner begins with a Doberman pinscher mysteriously appearing in a Seattle woman's apartment. She wonders: "What if she's an angel? A princess in disguise?" 

As the plot develops, the mystery deepens and darkens. Is this magical realism? Allegory? Something else? However you interpret it, one thing is clear: This fictional tour-de-force is an utterly original vision created by the most talented queer writer in the Pacific Northwest. 

We'll read about 50 pages a week. Meetings will begin with a talk by Christopher Frizzelle, followed by open discussion. If you miss any of the sessions, no problem — a recording of each meeting will be sent to all ticket-holders automatically.

Especially exciting: Rebecca Brown will attend our April 3 meeting to answer questions about her work. 


  • Get a copy of The Dogs (we recommended you get it from our bookstore partner, the mom-and-pop shop Phinney Books, which has extra copies on hand)
  • You may also want to get Brown's recent book of short stories, Not Heaven, Somewhere Else (we will refer to this as we go, but handouts will be available for folks who do not have it) 
  • You do not need to read anything before our first meeting
  • Learn more about the host of this club here

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