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Dog years : a memoir

Author: Mark Doty
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
Summary:
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: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Mark Doty; Mark Doty; Mark Doty
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Doty
ISBN: 9780061171017 0061171018 9780061171000 006117100X
OCLC Number: 156818228
Awards: Israel Fishman-Stonewall Book Award for Nonfiction, 2008.
Description: x, 215, 28 pages : illustrations ; 21 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 --
About the author --
About the book --
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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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