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Outside the Dog Museum

Outside the Dog Museum

A Novel of Love, Death, and Architecture

Answered Prayers (Volume 4)

Jonathan Carroll

Orb Books


Harry Radcliffe is a brilliant prize-winning architect---witty and remarkable. He's also a self-serving opportunist, ready to take advantage of whatever situations, and women, come his way. But now, newly divorced and having had an inexplicable nervous breakdown, Harry is being wooed by the extremely wealthy Sultan of Saru to design a billion-dollar dog museum. In Saru, he finds himself in a world even madder and more unreal than the one he left behind, and as his obsession grows, the powers of magic weave around him, and the implications of his strange undertaking grow more ominous and astounding....

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part one
"present tense"
I would rather shape my soul than furnish it.
I'D JUST BITTEN THE hand that fed me when God called, again. Shaking her left hand, Claire...

Praise for Outside the Dog Museum

“If you didn't know that Lewis Carroll was a pseudonym, you might wonder if this Carroll might be a relative. He, too, uses fanciful jests to point up common absurdities and makes fantasy seem altogether tangible.” —Publisher's Weekly on Outside the Dog Museum

“I envy anyone who has yet to enjoy the sexy, eerie and addictive novels of Jonathan Carroll. They are delicious treats--with devilish tricks inside them.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post on Outside the Dog Museum

“Jonathan Carroll has the magic. He'll lend you his eyes, and you will never see the world in quite the same way ever again.” —Neil Gaiman

“Carroll's work is unlike any other's. When you start one of his novels or short stories, your every instinct is going to lead you in the wrong direction---sooner rather than later, the book or story is going to turn itself inside out and leave you gasping.” —Peter Straub

“Carroll is one of my heroes. For the freedom he gives himself to crowd his pages with imagined and observed reality, cheek to jowl. For his readiness to be silly right after he's broken your heart. He's really created a unique style---sexy, playful, and mordant all at once.” —Jonathan Lethem


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Jonathan Carroll

Jonathan Carroll's novel The Wooden Sea was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2001. He is the author of such acclaimed novels as White Apples, The Land of Laughs, The Marriage of Sticks, and Bones of the Moon. He lives in Vienna, Austria.

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