GOOD BOY: Now available in hardback and audio.
A memoir of dogs, and of masculinity, centered around seven dogs Boylan owned pre-transition. There is Playboy, the Dalmatian of Boylan’s boyhood, who ate the Thanksgiving turkey off the table; there is Matt the Mutt, the dog of college, who “lived a life given over totally to pleasure.” These dogs show us a woman’s boyhood– but they show us something more. It is the love of dogs that help us survive, and become ourselves. We wuff what we wuff, not what wuffs us.
“Gorgeous…a voyage through the moral needle of the world. Good Boy turns out to be much less of a paean to Boylan’s constant canine companions, and much more of a journey through her own psyche. What do we keep, even as we lose pieces of ourselves? The dog at your feet while you’re reading already knows the answer.”
— Jodi Picoult, NYT Bestselling author of SMALL GREAT THINGS and LEAVING TIME
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A hot summer day. Six friends from college. An abandoned prison. A disappearance. A murder. In Long Black Veil, Jennifer Finney Boylan brings her readers a literary thriller, a dark tale of mystery and revelation that also explores the meaning of identity, loyalty, and love.
“In the tradition of Donna Tarttt…Jennifer Finney Boylan has crafted a thriller that’s intellectual, existential, and compulsively readable. If change is the only constant in life, how much can a person reinvent himself and still be the same? Long after the last page is turned, you will be thinking about the nature of identity, the pull of the past, and whether you can ever outrun the person you used to be.” — Jodi Picoult, NYT Bestselling author of SMALL GREAT THINGS and LEAVING TIME