This episode of Marginalia features a conversation I had recently with Pauls Toutonghi, a writer primarily known for his novels, Red Weather and Evel Knievel Days, and lately for his non-fiction--essays in Literary Hub, The New Yorker, and in The New York Times ‘Modern Love’ column. His newest book is also non-fiction. At the surface, Dog Gone tells the story of a very special golden retriever mix named Gonker who is lost on the Appalachian Trail. The book chronicles not only his in-laws' efforts to find Gonker, but also the root of his mother-in-law's drive.
Pauls stopped by the KMUW studios recently to chat with me about Dog Gone. Here’s our conversation.
Dog Gone by Pauls Toutonghi was published by Knopf.
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