ISBN 9780571215997,The Life And Opinions Of Maf The Dog, And Of His Friend Marilyn Monroe

The Life And Opinions Of Maf The Dog, And Of His Friend Marilyn Monroe


Faber & Faber



Faber & Faber

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780571215997

ISBN-10 0571215998


Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)


An utterly unique new novel from one of Britain's most exciting literarynwriters.nIn November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a dog. His name was Maf. He hadnan instinct for the twentieth century. For politics. For psychoanalysis. For literature. Forninterior decoration. This is his story.nMaf the dog was with Marilyn for the last two years of her life. Not only a picaresque heronhimself, he was also a scholar of the adventuring rogue in literature and art, witnessing thenrise of America's new liberalism, civil rights, the space race, the New York critics, and wasnMarilyn Monroe's constant companion.nThe story of Maf the dog is a hilarious and highly original peek into the life of a complexncanine hero - he was very much a real historical figure, with his license and photographsnsold at auction along with Marilyn's other person affects. Through the eyes of Maf we'renprovided with an insight into the life of Monroe herself, and a fascinating take on one of thenmost extraordinary periods of the twentieth century.