cover image Cold Dog Soup

Cold Dog Soup

Stephen Dobyns. Penguin Books, $8.95 (240pp) ISBN 978-0-14-012155-1

Michael Latchmer, instructed to bury the corpse of a date's pet dog, finds himself on a Dantesque adventure with a Haitian cab driver who claims that he can get money for the dog's body. ``This is a ludicrous, occasionally amusing romp,'' said PW , although ``the polished writing of novelist and poet Dobyns deserves a stronger plot than this.'' (June)