A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie by Dean Koontz

By Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz’s first ever nonfiction booklet, the deeply relocating tale of his existence along with his solid puppy Trixie

Dean Koontz is understood for exploring the darkish part of human nature in his fiction. yet his softer, playful aspect comes out whilst he talks approximately his liked puppy, Trixie, a golden retriever.

Trixie had a different position in Dean's middle. And now, during this, his first non-fiction publication, Dean opens his center to his readers to provide us stories of Trixie, of the wonderful puppy who replaced him and altered his lifestyles.

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Moreover, the increased use of ethnic quotas following the 2002 constitutional reform, along with the continued proliferation of ethnic statistics and maps by the organizations in charge of the return process, show how the very notion of ‘undoing ethnic cleansing’ risks trapping the Bosnian population within the ethno-national categories these very organizations purport to reject (Jansen 2005). At the same time, other changes and continuities have gone largely unnoticed or are still subordinated to a normative reading of the war and its aftermath.

This ‘ethnic bias’ is obvious in the work of authors who favour partition scenarios and therefore tend to emphasize ethnic conflicts. In a more indirect and unexpected way, though, this has also been present among the advocates of a unified Bosnia. Not only do some of them give in to interpretations of the war in terms of collective guilt, but they also tend to reduce its impact to the spatial separation of ethno-national groups, a process they argue that the marginalization of nationalist elites and the revision of Dayton would be sufficient to ‘undo’.

Several chapters show how ‘locals’ in turn perceive, react to and influence the activities and discourses of international actors, be it at the political level (esp. Grandits, Duijzings, Delpla, Helms) or in everyday life (esp. Jašareviü, Armakolas, Jansen).

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