Fans of prose poetry and experimental fiction will delight in writer and performance artist Christopher Danowski’s Dogsear. (Hoot ’n’ Waddle, $16), an absurdist romp through the human condition. Anthropomorphized dogs drink grape Fanta and explore the nuances of love. Greek mythology characters Eurydice and Orpheus seek the counsel of a hipster shaman and a “bro.” Danowski intermingles stream-of-consciousness philosophizing and illustrator Elli Danowksi-Underiner’s simple line drawings, and it all adds up to a hot mess of paradoxically meaningful nonsense. Find the book at hootnwaddle.com.
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