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The Resource Dog Boy

Dog Boy

Label
Dog Boy
Title
Dog Boy
Statement of responsibility
Eva Hornung
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A vivid, riveting novel about an abandoned boy who takes up with a pack of feral dogs Two million children roam the streets in late twentieth-century Moscow. A four-year-old boy named Romochka, abandoned by his mother and uncle, is left to fend for himself. Curious, he follows a stray dog to its home in an abandoned church cellar on the city's outskirts. Romochka makes himself at home with Mamochka, the mother of the pack, and six other dogs as he slowly abandons his human attributes to survive two fiercely cold winters. Able to pass as either boy or dog, Romochka develops his own moral code. As the pack starts to prey on people for food with Romochka's help, he attracts the attention of local police and scientists. His future, and the pack's, will depend on his ability to remain free, but the outside world begins to close in on him as the novel reaches its gripping conclusion.In this taut and emotionally convincing narrative, Eva Hornung explores universal themes of the human condition: the importance of home, what it means to belong to a family, the consequences of exclusion, and what our animal nature can teach us about survival
Summary
Joining a pack of feral dogs after being abandoned by his family, 4-year-old Romochka of late-20th-century Moscow slowly discards his human attributes to survive two fiercely cold winters and preys on people for food before attracting the attention of the police and scientific community.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Prime Minister's Literary Awards: Fiction, 2010.
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344329
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Dog Boy
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0681fe25-ac79-476f-8920-b274eefb5e6c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101190005
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Dog Boy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0681fe25-ac79-476f-8920-b274eefb5e6c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101190005
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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