"His eyes are talking to me" - with these words, Zen entered the lives of his two humans in Singapore in 2016. A few months later, the author, his wife, and Zen, their one-year-old Labrador Retriever, relocated to Stanford University. In the summer of 2017, the trio set off on a two-month, 10,000 miles road trip across America covering 29 states.
A humorous narration of Zen's adventures and misadventures. Told from his unique perspective and inimitable style - ardent, conversational, and touching.
A moving travelogue of the heart, a lovely elegy, and an emphatic testament to how a beloved friend makes every journey richer, every road shorter, and all goodbyes bittersweet. Zen takes his rightful place alongside Gareth Stein’s Enzo, John Grogan’s Marley, and John Steinbeck’s Charley, as a rich canine adventurer full of empathy and understanding, who will show you places you thought you already knew well and will make you wish you had gone there with him.”
—John W. Evans, author of Young Widower: A Memoir and The Consolation