New Yorker contributor and filmmaker, Susanna Fogel imagines what advice a dog has to offer, in her debut novel, Nuclear Family: A Tragicomic Novel in Letters. The reader gets to know the central character, Julie, through a series of notes from the people, inanimate objects and creatures who populate her life - including Morrissey, the bloodhound belonging to her boyfriend.
Dust bunnies, tufts, tumble weeds of fur, clumps and balls of shed pet hair. What may be the worst part about having a companion animal may also be the best, according to writer Richard Kelly Kemick. He details it in his essay Sweeping It under the Carpet published in The Walrus magazine.
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