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Dog Logic: a novel

by Tom Strelich 
ISBN: 978-0-9985073-2-3
Publication Date: October 15, 2017

Price: $24.95

Pages: 395


Dog Logic: a novel

Hertell Daggett has just discovered a time capsule. Only this one is full of people, and they've been living beneath his pet cemetery since 1963 due to some bad information they got about the end of the world. Hertell leads the duck-and-cover civilization into the glorious, mystifying, and often dismaying modern world. What could possibly go wrong?
Silver Winner Foreword INDIES Book Of The Year Award - Science Fiction
Bronze Winner Readers' Favorite Award - Literary Fiction
Finalist National Indie Excellence Awards - Contemporary Novel


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Dog Logic: a novel

  • “[Strelich's] ability to straddle the delicate line between satire and real, gut-wrenching emotions is unparalleled... I laughed, I cried and I would kill to direct a movie adaptation of this absolutely magnificent book. Bravo!”
    — Sam Irvin, Director of ELVIRA’S HAUNTED HILLS


    Foreword Reivew's 2017 SILVER Winner for Science Fiction

    One of the 5 finalists in contemporary fiction for the “National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA)”

    DOG LOGIC is "a Wes Anderson–like" and "charmingly dark comedy..." Elena White, The Santa Barbara Independent 

    "Strelich has the dramatist's gift for dialogue, the poet's feel for space and time, and a prophet's vision of history's currents and human folly. Dog Logic is a mordant romp on the fault lines of American progress, at the pace of a drive-in movie. Strelich is a first-class American fabulist." -- Algernon D'Ammassa, Columnist, The Deming Headlight, Deming, New Mexico

    "Dog Logic is a thinking persons novel with a hahah funny bone and a jazz musicians sense of going left when you expect to be going right. Mr Strelich is a true original." -- Doug Warner, Artistic Director, Next Stage Repertory Theatre

    "I first encountered Dog Logic as a play I directed several years ago. The expansion into the novel form is impressive. There is a story in Dog Logic that is funny, clever, savvy and wildly unique. What takes place in the book will be memorable for a reader of the novel. It tells a tale that is special, cautionary, sometimes mind blowing, surprisingly emotional and current. There are a collection of unforgettable characters and experiences that make this a great ride."  --Steven Woolf, Artistic Director Repertory Theatre of St Louis

    "This book has everything a seasoned reader might desire: powerful, evocative characters worthy of Thomas McGuane, dialogue that is wise, wacky and wonderful, and a plot worthy of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a work for the ages-it is totally aware of where we've been, and it teases us with the mystery of where we might be going." --Dr. Robert Sanborn

    "Writing. American writing. When Tom Strelich hits the page there's good wood on it. With Dog Logic, you're sure to be on an enriching journey that resonates on many different levels. His three plays produced at The American Place Theatre in NYC remain with us and go deep." --Wynn Handman, Founder, Artistic Director APT