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Dog Boy: Text Classics

Dog Boy: Text Classics

Author: Eva Hornung
Series: Text Classics
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Description
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 else...that'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.
Awards
Winner of Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia): Fiction 2010. Shortlisted for ABIA Australian Literary Fiction Book of the Year 2010 and Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction 2009.
Author description

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 first novel Hiam won the Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 1997 and the Nita May Dobbie Award in 1999. Her novel The Marsh Birds won the Asher Literary Award 2005 and was shortlisted for numerous awards including the Age Book of the Year 2005, NSW Premier's Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Eva Hornung's highly acclaimed Dog Boy was shortlisted for numerous prizes and won the Prime Minister's Literary Award in 2010.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781922182845
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : January 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : March 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 320
  • : en
  • : Eva Hornung