The author of the best-selling and award-winning Netherland now gives us his eagerly awaited, stunningly different new novel: a tale of alienation and heartbreak in Dubai. Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, our unnamed hero leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-la, he struggles with his new position as the ´´family officer´´ of the capricious and very rich Batros family. And he struggles, even more helplessly, with the ´´doghouse´´, a seemingly inescapable condition of culpability in which he feels himself constantly trapped - even if he’s just going to the bathroom, or reading email, or scuba diving. A comic and philosophically profound exploration of what has become of humankind’s moral progress, The Dog is told with Joseph O’Neill’s hallmark eloquence, empathy, and storytelling mastery. It is a brilliantly original, achingly funny fable for our globalized times. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erik Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003966/bk_rand_003966_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.