Crossing the Plains with Bruno (Paperback)
  • Crossing the Plains with Bruno (Paperback)
zoom

Crossing the Plains with Bruno (Paperback)

(author)
£12.99
Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 22/10/2015
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Dogs, like humans, have memories, instincts, fears, and loyalties. But, as far as we know, dogs do not get swept up in nostalgia, speculation, or self-analysis. Although they have hopes, they are not driven by regrets. In Crossing the Plains with Bruno, Annick Smith weaves together a memoir of travel and relationship, western history and family history, human love and animal love centering around a two week road trip across the Great Plains she and her 95 pound chocolate lab, Bruno, took in the summer of 2003. It is a chain of linked meditations, often triggered by place, about how the past impinges on the present and how the present can exist seemingly sans past. Traveling from her rural homestead in Montana to pick up her nearly 100-year-old mother from her senior residence on Chicago's North Side and bring her to the family's beach house on a dune overlooking Lake Michigan, Smith often gets lost in memory and rambling contemplation. Bruno's constant companionship and ever present needs force her to return to the actual, reminding her that she, too, is an animal whose existence depends on being alert to the scents, sights, hungers, and emotions of the moment. Passing through wide open spaces, dying ranch towns, green cornfields, and Midwestern hamlets, Annick is immersed in memories of her immigrant Hungarian Jewish family, her childhood days in Chicago, her early marriage, and ultimate immigration west. Triggered by random encounters along the way, she's taken back to life as a young mother, her career as a writer and filmmaker who produced the classic A River Runs Through It, the death of her husband, and the thrill of a late romance. A lifetime of reflection played out one mile at a time. Crossing the Plains with Bruno is a story narrated by a woman beset by the processes of aging, living with the imminent reality of a parent's death, but it is the dog that rides shotgun, like Sancho Panza to Don Quixote, that becomes the reminder of the physical realities outside our own imaginations.

Publisher: Trinity University Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9781595346698
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

East of Croydon
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Step By Step
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Watling Street
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback
Moscow Calling
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Notes from A Small Island
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Road to Little Dribbling
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
Added to basket
Into the Peatlands
Added to basket
Around the World in 80 Days
Added to basket
Bookshops
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Old Ways
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Down Under
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
More Dashing
Added to basket
Beneath Another Sky
Added to basket
£12.99   £9.99
Paperback
Eastern Horizons
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.