The Shapes of Dogs’ Eyes

Convinced that London’s young-professionals are being controlled by their dogs, a homeless bartender embarks on a drunken campaign to rescue his peers from domesticity. Sofa-hopping across a Hackney overrun with hungover musicians, craft brewers and their canine masters, he slips further into fantasy and the more obsessed he becomes with setting everyone free.


“Gallon’s at his best when he writes about people and places and things. The Shapes of Dogs’ Eyes succeeds when there is no pretence, just descriptions of life as lived. Gallon is a keen observer and expert chronicler of hipster East London.” - Scott Manley Hadley, Open Pen


Awarded Runner Up in The Saboteur Awards 2017 Best Novella

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Original Language

Samples Available
Full text available in English



Publication Date

November 2015


The Shapes of Dogs’ Eyes on the Dead Ink Books website