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Author Markoe, Merrill.
Title Nose down, eyes up : a novel / Merrill Markoe.
Published New York : Villard, 2008.
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 Floor2 Best Sellers  PS3563.A6652 N67 2008    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description 305 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary Gil is a bit of a schlub. Nearing 50, he lives rent-free as a handyman in an elderly couple's Los Angeles vacation home. His girlfriend, Sara, works as an animal communicator. Consequently, he can now understand all four of his dogs and is surprised to discover that the alpha dog, Jimmy, has been giving informative lectures to the neighborhood dogs about such topics as begging faces, edible shoes, and peeing inside versus outside. A chance meeting with Gil's ex leads to his accepting a job remodeling her guesthouse, and Jimmy begs to be brought along. Soon Gil finds himself moving uncomfortably closer to his ex and further away from Jimmy, and it's only when things get rough that Gil and Jimmy begin to reconsider the meaning of family.
Subject Middle-aged men -- Fiction.
Dogs -- Fiction.
Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Genre Humorous stories.
Humorous fiction.
ISBN 0345500202 (alk. paper)
9780345500205 (alk. paper)
9780345500212 (trade pbk.)
0345500210 (trade pbk.)
OCLC number 229027103