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Description - The New Work Of Dogs by Jon Katz

In an increasingly fragmented and disconnected society, dogs are often treated not as pets, but as family members and human surrogates. The New Work of Dogs profiles a dozen such relationships in a New Jersey town, like the story of Harry, a Welsh corgi who provides sustaining emotional strength for a woman battling terminal breast cancer; Cherokee, companion of a man who has few friends and doesn't know how to talk to his family; the Divorced Dogs Club, whose funny, acerbic, and sometimes angry women turn to their dogs to help them rebuild their lives; and Betty Jean, the frantic founder of a tiny rescue group that has saved five hundred dogs from abuse or abandonment in recent years.Drawn from hundreds of interviews and conversations with dog lovers and canine professionals, The New Work of Dogs combines compelling personal narratives with a penetrating look at human/animal attachment, and it presents a vivid portrait of a community-and, by extension, an entire nation-that is turning to its pets for emotional support and stability in a changing and uncertain world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375760556
ISBN-10: 0375760555
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 132mm x 16mm)
Pages: 1
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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