Vendor: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages: 304
Dimensions: 8.00 × 5.31 (inches)
Abandoned in a big city at the onset of winter, a hungryfour-year-old boy follows a stray dog to her lair. There,in the rich, smelly darkness, in the rub of hair, claws and teeth,he joins four puppies suckling at their mother’s teats. And sobegins Romochka’s life as a dog.
Weak and hairless, with his useless nose and blunt littleteeth, Romochka is ashamed of what a poor dog he makes. Butlearning how to be something else . . . that’s a skill a human canmaster. As Romochka grows and learns what it takes to be a dogin a loving clan, the tension between his dog self and his boyself increases. He is drawn inexorably back into the dangerousworld of human beings. It is only a matter of time before theauthorities take an interest.
Written with an unflinching voice and beautiful prose,Dog Boy is a novel about the outer perimeter of being human. Award-winning author Eva Hornung has vividly and viscerallyrecreated a timeless story that will push boundaries and pullheartstrings all at once.