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Dog years : a memoir

by Doty, Mark.

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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... Full description


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Table of 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.