Fiction. Episodic and picaresque, Fanny Howe's novella WHAT DID I DO WRONG? tells the story of a revolutionary mutt's journey through the kennels, parks, and suburban waste spaces around Boston in search of true freedom. This dog offers a firsthand account of the cruelty meted out to both animals and forgotten members of human society. Like The Golden Ass, WHAT DID I DO WRONG?takes on moral and spiritual questions without abandoning earthly appetites. In a twist on the fabulous tradition established by Apuleius, we are urged not to maintain our humanity but rather to look for the dog within. Illustrated by Colleen McCallion.
Fanny Howe is the author of more than thirty works fo poetry and prose, including THE WAGES (Grid Books, 2020), NIGHT PHILOSOPHY (Divided Publishing Ltd, 2020), WHAT DID I DO WRONG (Flood Editions, 2009), and THE LIVES OF SPIRIT GLASSTOWN (Nightboat Books, 2005). Howe received the 2009 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation for lifetime achievement. Author City: West Tisbury, MA USA