Dog Boy: A Novel

Dog Boy: A Novel

Eva Hornung


A brilliant, riveting novel approximately an deserted boy who takes up with a pack of feral canines

million teenagers roam the streets in past due twentieth-century Moscow. A four-year-old boy named Romochka, deserted by means of his mom and uncle, is left to fend for himself. Curious, he follows a stray puppy to its domestic in an deserted church cellar at the city's outskirts. Romochka makes himself at domestic with Mamochka, the mum of the pack, and 6 different canine as he slowly abandons his human attributes to outlive fiercely chilly winters. in a position to move as both boy or puppy, Romochka develops his personal ethical code. because the pack starts off to prey on humans for nutrients with Romochka's aid, he draws the eye of neighborhood police and scientists. His destiny, and the pack's, depends on his skill to stay unfastened, however the open air global starts to shut in on him because the novel reaches its gripping conclusion.

during this taut and emotionally convincing narrative, Eva Hornung explores common topics of the human : the significance of domestic, what it capacity to belong to a relatives, the results of exclusion, and what our animal nature can educate us approximately survival.

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