From the Publisher
When Mark Doty decides to adopt a dog as a companion for his
dying partner, he brings home Beau, a large, malnourished golden
retriever in need of loving care. Joining Arden, the black
retriever, to complete their family, Beau bounds back into life.
Before long, the two dogs become Doty''s intimate companions, and
eventually the very life force that keeps him from abandoning all
hope during the darkest days.
Dog Years is a poignant, intimate memoir interwoven
with profound reflections on our feelings for animals and the
lessons they teach us about living, love, and loss.
About the Author
Mark Doty'sbooks of poetry and nonfiction prose have been
honored with numerous distinctions, including the National Book
Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award, the Los Angeles
Times Book Prize, and, in the United Kingdom, the T. S. Eliot
Prize. In 2008, he won the National Book Award for Fire to
Fire: New and Selected Poems. He is a professor at the
University of Houston, and he lives in New York City.
About the Book
"Dog Years" is a moving and intimate memoir interwoven with profound reflections on feelings for animals and the lessons they teach 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 of unconditional love.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: March 31, 2008
Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0061171018
ISBN - 13: 9780061171017