Retrieving Isaac and Jason is a heartwarming human adoption story written by the family dog Kai,
|In her recent review, Sally Childs, the original director of the Jon Hassler Theater and Rural America Writers' Center, called the book
"a deeply personal and very human story of two dads adopting two Asian boys, filtered through
the pen - and point-of view – of Kai, the most erudite Labrador Retriever punster to fill a page.
Kai writes about her "pack" with unconditional love, lacing her story with joy and wit, as her two
dads (whom she calls "the leader" and "the writer") drop her off with Gramps and Granny in
Trout Valley while they travel to Cambodia to "retrieve" their first son, Isaac.
In using a dog's voice to tell their story, the father-son writing team avoids any tendency toward
cuteness. In their hands, it is a clever conceit by which they fully dramatize the need of gay couples
to gain recognition as a family without making speeches, waving banners, or occupying any public places.
Readers will fall in love with this non-traditional family, and may find themselves becoming very
careful of what they say in front of their pets, especially Labrador Retrievers.".
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