New York: Grove Press, 1993. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Very faint spots to top page ridge, ink stamp to title page, sticker remnants on jacket, jacket edges lightly bumped. 1993 Hard Cover. 308 pp. First novel by the Tony-winning playwright. "In classic works such as Hurlyburly and Streamers, David Rabe's depictions of violence and the dark side of the human psyche have won him widespread acclaim. In Recital of the Dog, a painter who has left urban chaos for the country soon finds his hopes of tranquilityÂ shattered by a marauding intruder-a dog that torments his small herd of cows. Desperate to restore order to his world, the man shoots the dog, unwittingly unleashing a nightmare on himself. This is a tale of creation and destruction, crime and punishment, rife with insight and black comedy.