By Eva Hornung
million young ones roam the streets in overdue twentieth-century Moscow. A four-year-old boy named Romochka, deserted via his mom and uncle, is left to fend for himself. Curious, he follows a stray puppy to its domestic in an deserted church cellar at the city's outskirts. Romochka makes himself at domestic with Mamochka, the mummy of the pack, and 6 different canines as he slowly abandons his human attributes to outlive fiercely chilly winters. capable of cross as both boy or puppy, Romochka develops his personal ethical code. because the pack begins to prey on humans for foodstuff with Romochka's support, he draws the eye of neighborhood police and scientists. His destiny, and the pack's, is dependent upon his skill to stay loose, however the outdoor international starts off to shut in on him because the novel reaches its gripping conclusion.
during this taut and emotionally convincing narrative, Eva Hornung explores common issues of the human situation: the significance of domestic, what it capability to belong to a family members, the implications of exclusion, and what our animal nature can train us approximately survival.