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Dog Boy
Author: Eva Hornung

ISBN: 9781922182845
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24 February 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7 x 2.1
Winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award, 2010

Introduced by Yann Martel

Abandoned in a big city at the onset of winter, a hungry four-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 so begins Romochka's life as a dog.

Weak and hairless, with his useless nose and blunt little teeth, Romochka is ashamed of what a poor dog he makes. But learning how to be something elsethat's a skill a human can master.

Fortunately-because one day Romochka will have to learn how to be a boy.

The story of the child raised by beasts is timeless. But in Dog Boy Eva Hornung has created such a vivid and original telling, so viscerally convincing, that it becomes not just new but definitive: Yes, this is how it would be.

About the Author

Eva Hornung was born in Bendigo and now lives in rural South Australia. Formerly published as Eva Sallis, Hornung is an award-winning writer of literary fiction and criticism: her...

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