Dean Koontz's first ever non-fiction book, the deeply moving story of his life with his good dog Trixie.
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 golden retriever. Trixie had a special place in Dean's heart. And now, in this, his first non-fiction book, Dean opens his heart to his readers to give us memories of Trixie, of the glorious dog who changed him and changed his life.
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, and Dean's delving into that loss is a powerful part of this book, and a cathartic experience for those of us who have loved and lost an animal companion. Trixie had a big little life and lives for ever in Dean's heart - and in these pages.
About the Author
Dean Koontz is an international household name whose hugely entertaining parables for our times have been bestsellers in many countries, selling seventeen million copies each year. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, he lives with his wife Gerda, their dog Anna, and the enduring spirit of their dog Trixie in southern California.
PRAISE FOR DEAN KOONTZ'S NOVELS: 'Dean Koontz is not just a master of our darkest dreams, but also a literary juggler' The Times 'Dean Koontz straddles the genres, and pretty successfully, too ! Odd Thomas is certainly a page-turner -- this is a read-at-a-sitting novel -- with a terrific final twist' The Observer 'Psychologically complex, masterly and satisfying' The New York Times 'Near Dickensian powers of description.' Los Angeles Times
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 1st October 2009
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 12.9 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.212