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White Dog Romain Gary

White Dog

Romain Gary

Published
ISBN : 9780226284309
Paperback
290 pages
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Both a personal memoir and a French novelists encounter with American reality, White Dog is an unforgettable portrait of racism and hypocrisy. Set in the tumultuous Los Angeles of 1968, Romain Garys story begins when a German shepherd strays intoMoreBoth a personal memoir and a French novelists encounter with American reality, White Dog is an unforgettable portrait of racism and hypocrisy. Set in the tumultuous Los Angeles of 1968, Romain Garys story begins when a German shepherd strays into his life: He was watching me, his head cocked to one side, with that unbearable intensity of dogs in the pound waiting for a rescuer. A lost police canine, this white dog is programmed to respond violently to the sight of a black man and Garys attempts to deprogram it—like his attempts to protect his wife, the actress Jean Seberg- like her endeavors to help black activists- like his need to rescue himself from the predicament of being trapped, lock, stock and barrel within a human skin—lead from crisis to grief.Using the re-education of this adopted pet as a metaphor for the need to quash American racism, Gary develops a domestic crisis into a full-scale social allegory.