The Book of Dog

The Book of Dog

Written by:
Lark Benobi
Narrated by:
Bernadette Dunne
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Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2018
5 hours 15 minutes
It’s the night of the Yellow Puff-Ball Mushroom Cloud and a mysterious yellow fog is making its way across the world, sowing chaos in its path. Mt. Fuji has erupted. The Euphrates has run dry. In America the White House is under attack by giant bears, the President is missing, and the Vice President has turned into a Bichon Frise. It’s Apocalypse Time, my friends. Soon the Beast will rise. And six unlikely women must make the perilous journey to the Pit of Nethalem, where they will stop the Beast from fulfilling its evil purpose, or die trying.

The Book of Dog is a novel of startling originality: a tale of female friendship, politics, religion, demon possession, motherhood, love, betrayal, and occasional apocalypse. It’s a contemporary Candide with a dollop of Animal Farm and a dash of Metamorphosis thrown in. It wryly explores how even the most insignificant and powerless of people, when working together, can change the world.

“Lark Benobi unabashedly takes on modern politics in all its bestial madness in The Book of Dog, celebrating the joys of womanhood, diversity, and the wonders of nature…a triumphant tale about marginalized people who work together to effect the greater good.”

—Foreword Reviews

“Benobi’s story offers wonderfully surreal moments rich with metaphor...a fantasy tale with unforgettable characters and a convincing, insightful message.” 

—Kirkus Reviews

“Playful and surreal, heartwarming and heartbreaking, Lark Benobi’s The Book of Dog delivers a story of determination and love...Rather than merely raising a middle finger toward the age of Trump, Benobi prefers to slam it with her fist.”

—Robert Repino, author of Mort(e)

“Clearly an author to watch.”

—Library Journal

Lark Benobi is the playful pen name of journalist and novelist Claire Tristram. Along with The Book of Dog she is the author of the novel After (FSG). Lark lives in Santa Cruz, California. 
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