Nose Down, Eyes Up: A Novel (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

“Delightful . . . No one channels dogs more amusingly than [Markoe] does.”—Boston Globe
“Read this novel for its nose-to-the-ground wisdom, its unsentimental take on family, and for the funniest, furriest pack of jokesters this side of the Marx Brothers.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

“Hilarious . . . a must-read for dog lovers.”—Publishers Weekly

“Whimsical . . . an ideal place to bury your nose.”—Los Angeles Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345500212
ISBN-10: 0345500210
Publisher: Villard
Publication Date: April 20th, 2010
Pages: 320
Language: English