The Dog

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Little, Brown Book Group, Feb 5, 2009 - Fiction - 160 pages

In the heart of the tranquil countryside, a young puppy leaves his home to eagerly follow his mother and master. But away from the safe haven of the farm, the puppy soon becomes lost and is left to struggle for survival in the wild. Suddenly, he must find food and a safe place to sleep, and outwit his competitor, the fox. The puppy becomes wild himself, trusting no human and furiously fighting the hunting dogs that enter his domain.

But one man is intrigued by the now-unruly dog and very slowly begins to gain his trust. Each day he visits the dog, bringing food and awakening memories of his distant domestic past. The lost relationship between man and dog is rebuilt in this sensitive and intelligent story about the true nature of trust and friendship.

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User Review  - Daftboy1 - LibraryThing

This is the story of a wee puppy in the Swedish countryside who goes missing and gets lost from his Mum and owners. He struggles but manages to survive in the cold winter. He comes across men hunting ... Read full review

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User Review  - michelebel - LibraryThing

What a fascinating little book this is! It is a tale of loss, survival and ultimately trust, and relates the story of a young puppy who becomes lost whilst running after his mother in the snow. What ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Kerstin Ekman is Sweden's most prominent female fiction writer, with many novels to her name, and winner of many literary awards, including the Great Prize for Fiction (1977), the August Prize (1993), the Nordic Council Prize (1994), and the Pilot Prize (1995).

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