The Darkest Path
By Jeff Hirsch
"How much would it be to trade the sound of Mom singing Joni MItchell songs to the strumming of Dad's guitar for the chop of helicopter rotors and the bay of starving dogs? How much longer would it be before I lost them forever?" (37).
Although there is no age given, I can assume he is either in his late 30's or early 40's.
He is originally from Richmond, Virginia, but currently lives in a small town in New York
He says he got inspiration for the character Bear, from his dog Rosie.