Nose Down, Eyes Up

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Villard, 2010 - Fiction - 305 pages
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At forty-seven, Gil is the world's oldest twenty-two-year-old man, living in relative contentment with his four dogs, including the alpha, Jimmy. When he stumbles upon Jimmy delivering lectures on canine manipulative techniques to the rest of the dogs in the neighborhood, Gil's not particularly surprised, and his eyes light up with dollar signs. But their money-making venture has barely begun when chatty canine Jimmy realizes the shocking truth: He's adopted. And not only is Gil not his real father, they're not even the same species. In the identity crisis that ensues, Gil hears the last thing he wants his favorite dog to say: Jimmy wants to be reunited with his birth mother, a bitch owned by Gil's sexy ex-wife, now remarried and living in Malibu. Could things get worse? Apparently, yes.
 

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Verdict: In her seventh novel, Markoe (Walking in Circles Before Lying Down) again demonstrates her predilection for talking dogs as central characters. This humorous, light-hearted, and insightful ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
16
Section 4
21
Section 5
39
Section 6
48
Section 7
51
Section 8
60
Section 21
168
Section 22
182
Section 23
191
Section 24
199
Section 25
204
Section 26
209
Section 27
225
Section 28
253

Section 9
69
Section 10
76
Section 11
83
Section 12
86
Section 13
108
Section 14
116
Section 15
128
Section 16
136
Section 17
142
Section 18
151
Section 19
157
Section 20
165
Section 29
262
Section 30
273
Section 31
280
Section 32
286
Section 33
291
Section 34
294
Section 35
301
Section 36
304
Section 37
307
Section 38
309
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Emmy Award--winning writer Merrill Markoe has authored three books of humorous essays and the novels Walking in Circles Before Lying Down and It's My F --ing Birthday and co-authored (with Andy Prieboy) the novel The Psycho Ex Game.

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