Biography

Joseph O'Neill

Joseph O'Neill is the author of the novels NETHERLAND (which won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award), THIS IS THE LIFE, and THE BREEZES, and of a family history, BLOOD-DARK TRACK. He lives in New York and teaches at Bard College.

Joseph O'Neill

Books by Joseph O'Neill

by Joseph O'Neill - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Distraught by a breakup with his long-term girlfriend, the hero of this novel leaves New York to take an unusual job in a strange desert metropolis. In a Dubai at the height of its self-invention as a futuristic Shangri-La, he struggles with his new position as the "family officer" of the capricious and very rich Batros family. And he struggles, even more helplessly, with the "doghouse," a seemingly inescapable condition of culpability in which he feels himself constantly trapped. A comic and philosophically profound exploration of what has become of humankind's moral progress.