Thursday, February 7, 2013

What is the Plot of A Three Dog Life?





In my novel, A Three Dog Life, the book begins with the plot events that surround the accident and the consequences of that accident.Abigail, Richard's wife, tells us a little about her new life with Richard, a life so drastically different from before. As the plot unfolds we begin with Abigail telling us about how she spends her days now; her days that focus on hospital visits to Richard. The story then revisits the night of the accident, and all that went along with the plot events of the accident and the immediate consequences of that accident. A phone call comes from the doorman of Abigail's New York apartment building telling her that her dog is in the elevator. Confusion moves through Abigail as she asks Pedro where her husband was. Moments later Pedro appears with her dog and tells her that her husband was hit by a car. The plot events spiral now as Abigail rushes around in her bathrobe to find shoes, to get dressed, and to make sense of what she had just been told. The plot events continue to unfold throughout this novel as we learn about Richard's 'recovery' that really isn't a recovery at all. How can you call where Richard is now, recovered? That is the new normal where Abigail finds herself and that is the unfolding of the plot as I turn each page....