by Lucie Pagé
Format: Trade Paperback w/ Flaps
Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
FIC060000 FICTION / Humorous / Black Humor
FIC025000 FICTION / Psychological
Publication Date: April 1, 2023
What begins as a search for a lost dog propels a group of unconnected characters into a difficult journey of self-discovery.
Sessional English prof and aspiring writer, Brent, looks for his missing pit bull. His girlfriend, Katherine, an aspiring actress, refuses to help. Their relationship may not survive.
Triggered by Brent’s lost dog posters, fourteen-year-old Becca clamours for help. Her mother, Caroline, is too caught up with herself to notice her daughter is coming apart at the seams. To punish Becca for her attention-seeking behaviour, Caroline inadvertently thrusts her daughter into harm’s way.
Pagé weaves together narratives that speak of people lost in a toxic mix of ambitions and desires in a novel that echoes the works of Iris Murdoch and Cordelia Strube.
“Peeling back the binary of cold and explosive personalities, ambition, anxieties, and desire, Lost Dogs is a story about what all of us fear and long for. Pagé brings her acclaimed television writing experience to bear on the novel, creating a compulsively readable, character-driven tale.”
— Open Book
“I definitely recommend this as a clever take on modern existence and self-discovery that will be on my mind for a long time to come.”
— Bookaholic Bex
“A beautiful mess of protagonists who transform before our very eyes as they search for their home in the world. I adored Lost Dogs and Pagé's clever writing style. Her characters live in the back of my mind.”
— McKenzie, Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, Arizona