Biography, Books for the News, Fiction

White Dog now on DVD

jacket imageSet in the tumultuous Los Angeles of 1968, Romain Gary’s novel White Dog is the French writer’s fictional memoir of his ill-fated attempt to re-train a lost police K9 programmed to respond visciously to the sight of black men. Offering a unique and insightful critique of racism in America, the book was originally published in 1970 and reissued in 2004 by the Press.
The book was adapted for a 1982 feature film directed by Samuel Fuller. But due the controversial subject matter, it was initially withheld from release. Now the Criterion Collection has released a remastered DVD of the film it calls a “throat-grabbing exposé on American racism” and “a tragic portrait of the evil done by that most corruptible of animals: the human being.” To find out more about the film navigate to the Criterion Collection’s website, or experience Gary’s groundbreaking work in its purest form by picking up a copy of the book.