The Government has sold the country to a supermarket on eBay, only for the Civil Service to buy it back and launch their own benign dictatorship. Ten years on, it is all going horribly wrong. There are Hairshirts on every corner, the incompetent Leader and his transvestite first lady pole dance and the dogs are being systematically eradicated to deflect attention from the ruling Department's failure to achieve their promises. Doggone is a modern fable, a surreal and bizarre satire on a world of spin, greed, excess and the dangers of letting politicians rule unchecked. It is also very funny.
Erik Ryman is an artist and writer based in Bristol but originally born in Birmingham. His previous work has been critically acclaimed, and includes a novel A God's GameA , a novella A Doctor MoozeA and a collection of short stories, A the tsetsefly chronicles.A