Fiction. DIVORCE, DOG STYLE takes place in one day. A beleaguered womanizer, Grafton, attempts to win back an old girlfriend, Caroline, whose son has recently died in a wind turbine accident. Yet there are other men and ex-lovers in line before him, including a veterinarian who is coming to her house to put down Caroline's dog with the "two-injection method." Flook's iconic blend of black comedy, biting wisdom, and characteristic lyricism explores the raw sanctuaries where women and men connect and disconnect.
"Flook's vivid and exhilarating writing puts her in the front ranks of new American Writers."—Annie Proulx
Maria Flook, a 2007 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award recipient, is the author of the nonfiction books New York Times Bestseller Invisible Eden: A Story of Love and Murder on Cape Cod and My Sister Life: The Story of My Sister's Disappearance. Her fiction includes the novels DIVORCE, DOG STYLE and MOTHERS AND LOVERS from Roundabout Press, Lux, Open Water, and Family Night, which received a PEN American/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Special Citation, and a collection of stories, You Have the Wrong Man. She has also published two collections of poetry, Sea Room and Reckless Wedding, winner of the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, The New Criterion, TriQuarterly, and More Magazine among others. Maria Flook is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College in Boston.
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