“I believe you will all read with passionate interest Madeleine Thien’s novel Dogs at the Perimeter, which examines the long-burning fallout of the Cambodian genocide through three of its victims,” says our January Guest Reader, Marina Endicott.
Beautifully realized, deeply affecting, Dogs at the Perimeter evokes totalitarianism through the eyes of a little girl, and draws a remarkable map of the mind’s battle with memory, loss and the horrors of war.
While she survives, her family does not.
Many years later, after being adopted by a Canadian family, Janie spends her life trying to disassociate from the loss of her mother, father and brother. But when a colleague suddenly disappears without explanation, she embarks upon a journey that will piece together both who she was, who she has become and the consequences of reconciling these different lives.Cl