My Name Is Gucci: A Dog’s Story


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ISBN: 978-1-923023-17-8 Format: PB (234 X 153mm), 272pp Rights: World Release / Publication Date: 01 /10 /2024
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‘A comic and moving Homeric odyssey about Gucci the dog, who must deal with, and outwit, the most problematic species of all – humans.’

Louis Nowra, author Sydney: A Biography

‘A magical novel that will capture your heart.’ Andrea Carter, author of A Body Falls

After living in a Singapore dog shelter for five years, Gucci – a vaguely Dalmatian-like crossbred – is losing hope of ever being rescued. One day to his surprise he is adopted by her, a writer, and moves to inner city Sydney. On arrival, however, an anti-dog war breaks out in their apartment block; Gucci’s adopter receives a letter threatening the possibility of ‘euthanasia’. The incident triggers nightmares in her and brings back distressing childhood memories.

My Name Is Gucci is a charming novel about the relationships between pets and their owners and about how the past shapes the present. This bold ex-shelter dog narrated fable beautifully unravels Gucci’s and his adopter /guardian’s secrets, which have been intertwined for decades through their recurring reincarnations.

Sun Jung understands the deep connections that exist between animals and their human companions. You won’t need to be a dog lover to be entranced by this story; it is brimming with warmth, wit and wisdom.

Sun Jung is the author of the novel, Bukit Brown, a book of essays, The Letter, I Sent You, and the academic book, Korean Masculinities and Transcultural Consumption. She has been an academic and writer for media production companies and cultural magazines in Los Angeles, Seoul, Melbourne and Singapore. She lives in Darlinghurst, Sydney with her partner and Gucci, the mongmong.