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The Resource Afterglow

Afterglow

Label
Afterglow
Title
Afterglow
Creator
Subject
Summary
"A ravishingly strange and gorgeous book about a dog that's really about life and everything there is...astonishing." —Helen Macdonald, New York Times-bestselling author of H Is for Hawk In 1990, poet Eileen Myles chose Rosie from a litter of pit bulls on the street, and their connection instantly became central to the writer's life and work. During the course of their sixteen years together, Myles was madly devoted to the dog's well-being, especially in her final days. Starting from the emptiness following Rosie's death, Afterglow launches a heartfelt and fabulist investigation into the true nature of the bond between pet and pet owner. Through this lens, we witness Myles's experiences with intimacy and spirituality, celebrity and politics, alcoholism and recovery, fathers and family history, as well as the fantastical myths we spin to get to the heart of grief. Moving from an imaginary talk show where Rosie is interviewed by Myles's childhood puppet to a critical reenactment of the night Rosie mated with another pit bull, from lyrical transcriptions of their walks to Rosie's enlightened narration from the afterlife, Afterglow illuminates all that it can mean when we dedicate our existence to a dog. "Myles gets at something no other dog book I've read has gotten at quite this distinctly: The sense of wordless connection and spiritual expansion you feel when you love and are loved by a creature who's not human...raw and affecting." —Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air, NPR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Myles, Eileen
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Family & Relationships
  • Pets
  • Nonfiction
Label
Afterglow
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e83688ea-89c2-49ab-8d0c-b06907d6e624
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802188786
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Afterglow
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e83688ea-89c2-49ab-8d0c-b06907d6e624
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780802188786
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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