CORAZÓN And Merkle
A Man, A Dog, And Another Dog
Corazón (and Merkle) is an account of how an older man acquires a mutt and welcomes her into the family. Corazón is a shepherd-like mongrel whose ways are eccentric and endearing. Living in northern New Mexico, the man and the dog encounter squirrels, snakes, tarantulas, deer and bears. The author draws on his wide reading to discuss dogs portrayed in art and literature and to speculate on the relationship between dogs and people.