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Nose down, eyes up: a novel

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At forty-seven, Gil is the world's oldest twenty-two-year-old man. He lives rent-free as a handyman in the L.A. summer house of a couple of rich retirees who only come out for vacations. Gruff, shrewdly observant, but perplexed and beleaguered by women since his nasty divorce, Gil has been dating Sara, an animal communicator, long enough to converse freely with all four of his dogs (especially Jimmy, the alpha). When Jimmy learns Gil isn't his biological father, he demands to meet his birth mother, a dog owned by Gil's sexy ex-wife, Eden, now remarried to a much wealthier man. Then Gil's employers take their vacation, forcing him to relocate and setting in motion an odyssey that ultimately shines a light on the root of Gil's problems with women and adulthood by forcing him to move in with his mother. Filled with the sharp social and sexual insight--and an uncanny understanding of the thought processes of dogs--that have become Merrill Markoe's trademarks, Nose Down, Eyes Up is a howlingly funny story of love, sex, and the meaning of family.
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At forty-seven, Gil is the world's oldest twenty-two-year-old man, living in relative contentment with his four dogs, including the alpha, Jimmy. When he stumbles upon Jimmy delivering lectures on canine manipulative techniques to the rest of the dogs in the neighborhood, Gil's not particularly surprised, and his eyes light up with dollar signs. But their money-making venture has barely begun when chatty canine Jimmy realizes the shocking truth: He's adopted. And not only is Gil not his real father, they're not even the same species. In the identity crisis that ensues, Gil hears the last thing he wants his favorite dog to say: Jimmy wants to be reunited with his birth mother, a bitch owned by Gil's sexy ex-wife, now remarried and living in Malibu. Could things get worse? Apparently, yes.

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subject_facet Dogs -- Fiction, Human-animal relationships -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, American, Man-woman relationships -- Fiction, Middle-aged men -- Fiction
title_display Nose down, eyes up : a novel
title_full Nose Down, Eyes Up A Novel, Nose down, eyes up : a novel / Merrill Markoe, Nose down, eyes up : a novel [electronic resource] / Merrill Markoe
title_short Nose down, eyes up :
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topic_facet Dogs, Fiction, Human-animal relationships, Humor (Fiction), Humorous stories, American, Literature, Man-woman relationships, Middle-aged men