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Nose Down, Eyes Up - A Novel

Merrill Markoe

At forty-seven, Gil is the world's oldest twenty-two-year-old man. He lives rent-free as a handyman in the L.A. summer house of a couple of rich retirees who only come out for vacations. Gruff, shrewdly observant, but perplexed and beleaguered by women since his nasty divorce, Gil has been dating Sara, an animal communicator, long enough to converse freely with all four of his dogs (especially Jimmy, the alpha). When Jimmy learns Gil isn't his biological father, he demands to meet his birth mother, a dog owned by Gil's sexy ex-wife, Eden, now remarried to a much wealthier man. Then Gil's employers take their vacation, forcing him to relocate and setting in motion an odyssey that ultimately shines a light on the root of Gil's problems with women and adulthood by forcing him to move in with his mother. Filled with the sharp social and sexual insight-and an uncanny understanding of the thought processes of dogs-that have become Merrill Markoe's trademarks, Nose Down, Eyes Up is a howlingly funny story of love, sex, and the meaning of family.

At forty-seven, Gil is the world's oldest twenty-two-year-old man. He lives rent-free as a handyman in the L.A. summer house of a couple of rich retirees who only come out for vacations. Gruff, shrewdly observant, but perplexed and beleaguered by women since his nasty divorce, Gil has been dating Sara, an animal communicator, long enough to converse freely with all four of his dogs (especially Jimmy, the alpha). When Jimmy learns Gil isn't his biological father, he demands to meet his birth mother, a dog owned by Gil's sexy ex-wife, Eden, now remarried to a much wealthier man. Then Gil's employers take their vacation, forcing him to relocate and setting in motion an odyssey that ultimately shines a light on the root of Gil's problems with women and adulthood by forcing him to move in with his mother. Filled with the sharp social and sexual insight-and an uncanny understanding of the thought processes of dogs-that have become Merrill Markoe's trademarks, Nose Down, Eyes Up is a howlingly funny story of love, sex, and the meaning of family.
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At forty-seven, Gil is the world's oldest twenty-two-year-old man. He lives rent-free as a handyman in the L.A. summer house of a couple of rich retirees who only come out for vacations. Gruff, shrewdly observant, but perplexed and beleaguered by women since his nasty divorce, Gil has been dating Sara, an animal communicator, long enough to converse freely with all four of his dogs (especially Jimmy, the alpha). When Jimmy learns Gil isn't his biological father, he demands to meet his birth mother, a dog owned by Gil's sexy ex-wife, Eden, now remarried to a much wealthier man. Then Gil's employers take their vacation, forcing him to relocate and setting in motion an odyssey that ultimately shines a light on the root of Gil's problems with women and adulthood by forcing him to move in with his mother. Filled with the sharp social and sexual insight-and an uncanny understanding of the thought processes of dogs-that have become Merrill Markoe's trademarks, Nose Down, Eyes Up is a howlingly funny story of love, sex, and the meaning of family.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Drummond

Length:

8h 1m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:50


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:44


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:12


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

10:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:37


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:35