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Heart of a Dog Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Summary

A dog narrates the beginning of the chapter in the first person. A blizzard swirls through the Soviet city where he lives. He has no collar or tags. He begs for food and forages for it in alleyways, especially near restaurants. A cook, tired of seeing stray dogs hanging around his restaurant, has just thrown a pot full of boiling water on the dog, and the hair on one side of his body is singed off. He is in pain, he's cold, and he's very hungry.

The dog has been a sharp observer of the people around him. He has observed the little ninth-grade typist whose lover takes advantage of her and buys her off with pairs of Persian cotton stockings. He notices how poorly people are eating these days, that they're eating food fit for dogs. Next, he notices a sharply dressed man, a gentleman, but...

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Heart of a Dog from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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