Dean Koontz is known for exploring the dark side of human nature in his fiction. But his softer, playful side comes out when he talks about his beloved dog, Trixie. A 68-pound dog who lived low to the ground, Trixie had a profound intelligence, a charming lack of vanity, and an uncanny knack for living in the present. She also had a special place in Dean's heart. And now, in this, his first non-fiction book, Dean opens that place up to his readers.
There's everything in this memoir: adventure, mischief, emotion, and sadness too. Dean will talk with joy about the many gifts Trixie gave him--and the lessons she taught--and he'll talk with sadness at losing his beloved pet. The loss of a dog is a heartbreak that's been experienced by a great many people, so Dean's delving into that loss will be a very powerful part of this book, and a cathartic experience for those of us who have loved and lost an animal companion.
A Big, Little Life by Dean Koontz is a touching and entertaining book that reminds us all that the love of our canine best friends is a love that lasts more than a lifetime.
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 11 / 2009