In Dogs to Men, author James T. Baker recounts the escapades of a small-town football team that endures the hazards of growing up. He follows �the Demopolis Dogs" through pratfalls on the field, on the stage, and in their relationships, and on their twisting trail to becoming men. On its face, it is a coming of age simple story, but Baker makes you feel both the anguish and ecstasy of adolescence. An experience that turns out to be a muddy, painful team experience.
The group of boys , who refer to themselves as �Us Dogs� appears as a somewhat disjointed team. They always seem to come together in an �all for one, and one for all� spirit. As each member of the team uniquely arrives at manhood, the similarity to your own youthful struggle awaken long ago memories. By the end of the novel, you'll be reminded that we all have come to the same end point. As adults, we have the wisdom to realize that some complete their journey in better condition than others.
|Publisher:||Green Hills Press|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||510 KB|
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Dogs to Men is the story of a 6 man football team in a rural Texas town during the 1950's. I had no idea that there was such a thing as a 6 man football team in smaller school districts during that time. Baker uses the team as a vehicle to tell the coming of age story of the boys on the team. Written with a wit and nostalgia for a time where one would think things were simpler. Baker reminds us that growing up is never easy, no matter what time period one is in.