My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley [TRADE PAPERBACK] 2009 • NYRB

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My Dog Tulip by J.R. Ackerley 


Movie tie-in printing w/ blurb for the 2009 film on the cover.

Beautiful trade paperback w/ premium acid free paper and high grade matte cover.  Introduction by Brad Leithauser.

Book is mint and unread w/ only trace shelf wear.

The distinguished British man of letters J. R. Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middleage, he came into possession of a German shepherd.
To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, 'the ideal friend' he had been searching for in vain for years.

My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of their sixteen-year companionship, as well as a profound and subtle meditation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships.  In vivid and sometimes startling detail, Ackerley tells of Tulip's often erratic behavior and very canine tastes, and of his own fumbling but determined efforts to ensure for her an existence of perfect happiness.