Dog Years : A Memoir (CompactDisc)

Author: Doty, Mark

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Product Overview

Both moving and entertaining, "Dog Years" is the story of two beloved retrievers and is a pointed, perceptive meditation on life, death, and the nature of companionship. Unabridged. 9 CDs.


Publisher HarperAudio
Mfg Part# 9780061234019
SKU 202836657
Format CD
ISBN10 006123401X
Release Date 4/10/2007
Author Info
Mark Doty
Doty won a 2000 National Book Award.
"A tender and amusing portrait..."
"With a marvelous ability to present the pain of mourning with a poet's delicate hand, and an irrepressible instinct for joy, Doty delivers a soulful love story which illuminates no less than the big human mysteries: attachment, death, grief, loyalty, happiness." (starred review)
From the Publisher
Annotation Award-winning poet Mark Doty writes with grace and insight about the profound impact his dogs Arden and Beau had on his life during the terrible period while his lover was dying of AIDS.
Editors Note Why do dogs speak so profoundly to our inner lives? When Mark 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 Mark 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. Dog Years is a remarkable book: 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. Mark 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. A book unlike any other, Mark Doty's surprising meditation is radiantly unsentimental yet profoundly affecting. Beautifully written, Dog Years is a classic in the making.
Editors Note 2 A memoir of the author's relationship with a pair of beloved canine companions is a tribute to their irrepressible personalities, their life-changing impact on the author and his family, and their role in how the author came to understand loss and grief.
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Number of Pages 3
Publisher HarperAudio
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