Today in many west European societies there is a growing sense of unease, of some ill-defined feeling of conflict. This sense of foreboding is really the acute dissonance between the traditional ideals of western liberalism and the
more militant demands of a strident religious dogma.
‘The Temple Of The Blue Dog’ is set at some unspecified future date in the UK, when a new, highly misogynistic religion has become the
dominant, legal force in society. The narrative consists of two stories which run consecutively. One involves a father from the caste of Untouchables who is desperately seeking medical help for his gifted daughter Rosie. The other story is about Susan,
an open-minded young woman who decides to leave the city but who slowly becomes ensnared by the new restrictions imposed on females. Both stories run in alternating sections of about 2 pages each, eventually merging into a single narrative in the closing pages.