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There Is No Dog

By Meg Rosoff

There Is No Dog
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2012,
    256 pages.
    Age range: Young Adult


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What if God were a teenaged boy?

In the beginning, Bob created the heavens and the earth and the beasts of the field and the creatures of the sea, and twenty-five million other species (including lots of cute girls). But mostly he prefers eating junk food and leaving his dirty clothes in a heap at the side of his bed.

Every time he falls in love, Earth erupts in natural disasters, and it's usually Bob's beleaguered assistant, Mr. B., who is left cleaning up the mess. So humankind is going to be very sorry indeed that Bob ever ran into a beautiful, completely irresistible girl called Lucy...

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"Starred Review. Irreverent and funny, this book is sure to put off those concerned about blasphemous ideas showing up in teen literature, but it earns its place among the sharpest-witted tours de force of recent memory." - Kirkus Reviews

"He falls, and she falls, and Rosoff's supple and subtle writing is at its finest as she describes the tumult and turmoil of young love, albeit that one of the young lovers is immortal and ancient." - The Guardian (UK)

"Traditionalists may bristle, but there's no denying that Rosoff's writing and sense of humor are a force of nature themselves." - Publishers Weekly

"There Is No Dog is a funny, dark, incisive and ultimately somewhat hopeful treatise on the best and worst parts of being human." - The Chronicle Herald (Halifax)

"Prose that is heart-warmingly lyrical... Rosoff shows remarkable insight into the far-from-smooth course that young love and young sexuality can take." - The Irish Times

"Tart, satirical, a work of unrelenting humour and a creative energy that rivals even that of its main character... Original and highly entertaining." - Toronto Star

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Meg Rosoff Author Biography

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston in 1956, second of four sisters, grew up in the Boston suburbs, went to ordinary suburban schools for most of her youth, and was rejected from Princeton in 1974 and went to Harvard instead.

After three years she applied to art school in London, was accepted for a year studying sculpture, packed a bag and got on a plane. She stayed in a bed and breakfast in Knightsbridge until she found a room in a flat in Camden Town, with an architect who later became her boyfriend.

Eventually she returned to the US to finish her degree, moved to New York City, spent ten short years working in publishing and advertising, and then one day quit her job, told all her friends I was going back to London for three months, and has been there ever since.

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