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By Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz’s first ever nonfiction publication, the deeply relocating tale of his existence together with his strong puppy Trixie

Dean Koontz is understood for exploring the darkish part of human nature in his fiction. yet his softer, playful part comes out while he talks approximately his liked puppy, Trixie, a golden retriever.

Trixie had a unique position in Dean's center. And now, during this, his first non-fiction publication, Dean opens his center to his readers to provide us stories of Trixie, of the fantastic puppy who replaced him and altered his lifestyles.

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I put a lot of wear into it. Somewhere there’s a photo of me and my brother riding around on motorcycles and I’m wearing that jacket. Years later, a Russian friend of mine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, came over to my apartment at the Dakota. I don’t know what brought me to do it, but I opened my closet and showed him my fufaika, and when I did, it brought tears to his eyes. —As to ld to Emily Spivack Albert Maysles is a documentarian whose films include Salesman, Gimme Shelter, and Grey Gardens. 57 Paola Antonelli I was scared walking to school every morning.

I like to pick up clothing when I’m in a foreign country. At the time, a very commonly worn quilted jacket known as a fufaika identified one as a Russian peasant. I wanted one, but it wasn’t something you could buy in Moscow. People didn’t wear them in the city. You had to go outside of the city to find one. I don’t know why; maybe the government didn’t want people from abroad to associate Russia with peasants. At the time foreigners were not supposed to go outside of the cities, but I did. I took the train to see what it was like beyond Moscow.

I reminded myself that I had this tool, the breath, Vipassana, an idealistic philosophy that I could breathe through it. I finally relented, and we took a private plane to Bombay where we were picked up by a driver. I rode in a car with three guys who spoke no English for an hour and a half through the Bombay night. They took me to the penthouse of a crappy hotel where I wound up bunking with the two guys, who stayed in the room with me at all times. I wasn’t allowed to leave except to go to the hotel restaurant, where a few times a day the boss would show up and tell me I needed to put a $20,000 deposit on my credit card before they could let me go.

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