A prize-winning Montana writer’s tribute to “a brilliant and mischievous chocolate brown pointer that will transfix anyone who has ever loved a dog” (Publishers Weekly).
Colter pairs one of America’s most treasured writers with our most treasured “best friend.” Colter, a German shorthair pup, was the runt of the litter, and Rick Bass took him only because nobody else would. Soon, though, Colter surprised his new owner, first with his raging genius, then with his innocent ability to lead Bass to new territory altogether, a place where he felt instantly more alive and more connected to the world. Distinguished by “crystalline, see-through-to-the-bottom prose,” this interspecies love story vividly captures the essence of canine companionship, and yet, as we’ve come to expect from Bass, it does far more (Rocky Mountain News). “With an elegant, often erudite flavor to this story,” Colter illuminates the heart of life by recreating the sheer, unmitigated pleasure of an afternoon in the Montana hills with a loyal pup bounding at your side (BookPage).