Questions for Discussion and Debate on the novel TOBIT'S DOG by Michael Nicholas Richard. Set in Raleigh, North Carolina between the two World Wars, the TOBIT's DOG follows the story of an African American family, their faith and fortitude within a socially backward and bigoted community. The characters and situations are analogous to those in the deuterocanonical book of TOBIT. Faith and Providence are major themes placed in the context of race relations, prejudice and economic disparity. The novel also explores the roots of evil and ways to overcome it.