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A gently empowering and laugh-out-loud fantasy, coming September 6 from Vegetablian Books!

(Librarians, Bookstores, Reviewers: I invite you to request a free review copy of The Book of Dog prior to its publication by following this link.)

It’s the night of the Yellow Puff-Ball Mushroom Cloud and a mysterious yellow fog is making its way across the world, sowing chaos in its path. Mt. Fuji has erupted. The Euphrates has run dry. In America the White House is under attack by giant bears, the President is missing, and the Vice President has turned into a Bichon Frise. It’s Apocalypse Time, my friends. Soon the Beast will rise. And six unlikely women must make the perilous journey to the Pit of Nethalem, where they will stop the Beast from fulfilling its evil purpose, or die trying.

The Book of Dog is a novel of startling originality: a tale of female friendship, politics, religion, demon possession, motherhood, love, betrayal, and occasional apocalypse. It’s a contemporary Candide with a dollop of Animal Farm and a dash of Metamorphosis thrown in. It wryly explores how even the most insignificant and powerless of people, when working together, can change the world.

“Here is a clever, fearless writer, full of promise and surprise.”
—Jim Crace

“Lark Benobi unabashedly takes on modern politics in all its bestial madness in The Book of Dog, celebrating the joys of womanhood, diversity, and the wonders of nature…a triumphant tale about marginalized people who work together to effect the greater good.” —Foreword Reviews

“Benobi’s story offers wonderfully surreal moments rich with metaphor…a fantasy tale with unforgettable characters and a convincing, insightful message.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Playful and surreal, heartwarming and heartbreaking, Lark Benobi’s The Book of Dog delivers a story of determination and love in a time of despair. Rather than merely raising a middle finger toward the age of Trump, Benobi prefers to slam it with her fist.” —Robert Repino, author of Mort(e)

“Clearly an author to watch.” —Library Journal


“The book of dog will delight you! You will love it!”
—Mary Mbwembwe