Trailer Dogs is the profoundly profane, hysterically funny, yet often poignant, story of survival in today’s near-extinct Middle Class. After losing their small business and life savings to the government’s unfathomable shutdown, the author and her husband are forced to sell their home and move into a travel trailer.
Still reeling from financial loss and the deaths of two of their beloved dogs, the pair embark on a new life in a trailer park, populated with some of the most unconventional characters you’d ever not hope to meet. There’s Gretchen, the park’s unsympathetic and conniving manager, and her puny, perverted husband, Lloyd, who “maintains” the park grounds and who gives pool algae a bad name. Daisy and Lonnie May are the author’s closest neighbors, and are, perhaps, the park’s most devoted couple. Only Daisy May happens to be Lonnie’s dog.
Trailer Dogs will make you laugh, cry, and maybe even a little angry. But it will never make you bored.
Targeted Age Group: 18+
Ellen Garrison, a life-long dog lover and enthusiastic supporter of animal rescue groups, lives with her husband and two dog kids in a 29-foot travel trailer in the southwestern US. Trailer Dogs is her first book about starting over in a society formerly known as the “American Middle Class.”