Synopses & Reviews
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."