Synopses & Reviews
National Book Award finalist Gary Soto returns to his favorite themes of place, childhood, and kinship with the down-and-out in his sparkling and satisfying new collection of poems. The title poem concerns a young man's attempt to rid himself of the family dog by leading it so far from home that it becomes lost for gooda metaphor for the poet's attempt to rid himself of the pulls of childhood.
About the Author
Gary Soto is a poet, playwright, essayist, author of several children's books, and the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships and numerous awards. He divides his time between Berkeley and his hometown of Fresno, California.