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Dog years : a memoir

Author: Mark Doty
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperCollinsPublishers, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Why do dogs speak so profoundly to our inner lives? When poet Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he finds himself bringing home Beau, a large golden retriever, malnourished and in need of loving care. Beau joins Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family. As Beau bounds back into life, the two dogs become Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Doty, Mark.
Dog years.
New York, N.Y. : HarperCollinsPublishers, c2007
(OCoLC)608385891
Named Person: Mark Doty; Mark Doty
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Doty
ISBN: 006117100X 9780061171000
OCLC Number: 69792686
Awards: American Library Association Stonewall Book Awards, 2008
Description: viii, 215 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Entr'acte: On sentimentality --
Entr'acte: On being a fool --
Entr'acte: The photographed dog --
Entr'acte: Smell of rain in the field --
Entr'acte: Dogs and their names --
Entr'acte: Graveside --
Entr'acte: Ethical fable --
Entr'acte: Ordinary happiness --
Entr'acte: Old photo --
Entr'acte: Zero point --
Entr'acte: Questions about time --
Entr'acte: Serotonin --
Entr'acte: A show --
Entr'acte: Drugs for Arden --
Entr'acte: Second wind --
Envoi: Toy wolf.
Responsibility: Mark Doty.
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Why do dogs speak so profoundly to our inner lives? When poet Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his dying partner, he finds himself bringing home Beau, a large golden retriever, malnourished and in need of loving care. Beau joins Arden, the black retriever, to complete their family. As Beau bounds back into life, the two dogs become Doty's intimate companions, his solace, and eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all hope during the darkest days. Their tenacity, loyalty, and love inspire him when all else fails. This is a moving and intimate memoir interwoven with profound reflections on our feelings for animals and the lessons they teach us about life, love, and loss. Doty writes about the heart-wrenching vulnerability of dogs, the positive energy and joy they bring, and the gift they bear us of unconditional love.--From publisher description.

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Chapter One 1 "Entr'acte: On Sentimentality" 15 Chapter Two 17 "Entr'acte: On Being a Fool" 27 Chapter Three 29 "Entr'acte: The Photographed Dog" 43 Chapter Four 47 "Entr'acte: Smell of Rain in the Field" 59 Chapter Five 61 "Entr'acte: Dogs and Their Names" 67 Chapter Six 71 "Entr'acte: Graveside" 83 Chapter Seven 87 "Entr'acte: Ethical Fable" 93 Chapter Eight 95 "Entr'acte: Ordinary Happiness" 111 Chapter Nine 113 "Entr'acte: Old Photo" 123 Chapter Ten 127 "Entr'acte: Zero Point" 135 Chapter Eleven 139 "Entr'acte: Questions About Time" 151 Chapter Twelve 153 "Entr'acte: Serotonin" 165 Chapter Thirteen 167 "Entr'acte: A Show" 175 Chapter Fourteen 177 "Entr'acte: Drugs for Arden" 185 Chapter Fifteen 187 "Entr'acte: Second Wind" 199 Chapter Sixteen 203 "Envoi: Toy Wolf" 216

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