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He crossed the ice, following the sharp scent of fox...,
This review is from: The Dog (Hardcover)
Sheer delight from beginning to end, this very short novella (133pp) is completely without excessive sentiment and tells the story of a puppy, getting himself lost in the wilderness and - against the odds - surviving. It is the nearest we will ever get to being another kind of creature - Ekman has immersed herself in the world as a dog experiences it; through the nose, the ears, and only peripherally through sight. It is a rich and extraordinary experience. Beautifully told, fraught with sensual authenticity, it is a wonderful, gripping, haunting read.
The dog survives almost a year in the wild until he comes into contact with human beings again. One man sets himself the task of re-taming an animal which has come to depend on its instincts entirely. Read this book - it will take you around two hours. You will never regret your immersion in this brilliantly perceptive book.