Author(s): Kerstin Ekman
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.
Kirsten 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), the Pilot Prize (1995).