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Dog of the Marriage, the (2005) [Collection]
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The Dog of the Marriage, Hempel's fourth collection, is about sexual obsession, relationships gone awry, and the unsatisfied longings of everyday life.

In "Offertory," a modern-day Scheherazade entertains and manipulates her lover with stories of her sexual encounters with a married couple as a very young woman. In "Reference # 388475848-5," a letter contesting a parking ticket becomes a beautiful and unnerving statement of faith. In "Jesus Is Waiting," a woman driving to New York sends a series of cryptically honest postcards to an old lover. And the title story is a heartbreaking tale about the objects and animals and unmired desires that are left behind after death or divorce.


  • Beach Town
  • Jesus Is Waiting
  • The Uninvited
  • Reference #388475848-5
  • What Were the White Things?
  • The Dog of the Marriage
  • The Afterlife
  • Memoir
  • Offertory

Original title: The Dog of the Marriage: Stories
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

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Dog of the Marriage, the (2005)
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Language: English

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Dog of the Marriage, the (2005)

ISBN: 0743264517

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