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.
""Mesmerizing . . . like" Smilla's Sense of Snow", it is beautifully written, absorbing, and accessible. It makes you hold your breath." --"Newsday "on" Blackwater ""Graham Greene meets Dean Koontz." --"Entertainment Weekly" on" Blackwater "this beautifully written novel is brilliantly evocative and...evokes an atmosphere with a different tempo, where instinct and affinity with nature take over"Publishers Weekly" ""Graham Greene meets Dean Koontz." "Entertainment Weekly" on" Blackwater" ""Mesmerizing . . . like" Smilla's Sense of Snow," it is beautifully written, absorbing, and accessible. It makes you hold your breath." "Newsday "on" Blackwater" ""The kind of long, lush, thoughtful page-turner many of us crave but rarely get our hands on." "New York Times Book Review "on "Blackwater" ""Wonderful . . . powerfully enigmatic . . . extremely intelligent . . . works so brilliantly both as a mystery and an evocation of an unfamiliar world." "New York Times" on "Blackwater "
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