Books Dog Boy by Eva Hornung Hardcover, 293 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleDog BoyAuthorEva Hornung Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Joining a pack of feral dogs after being abandoned by his family, 4-year-old Romochka of late-20th-century Moscow slowly discards his human attributes to survive two fiercely cold winters and preys on people for food. Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Dog Boy The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books 'Dog Boy': The Complicated Humanity Of A Wild Child April 10, 2010 Eva Hornung's novel Dog Boy is based on the true story of a young boy in Moscow who lived with a pack of dogs for two years. 'Dog Boy': The Complicated Humanity Of A Wild Child Listen · 6:30 6:30 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125781157/125829446" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript May-Ying Lam/NPR What We're Reading What We're Reading: March 23 - 29 March 23, 2010 It took Karl Marlantes 30 years to write Matterhorn, an exhaustive and unsparing war novel. Walter Mosley takes up a new detective case in Known to Evil. Also: Dog Boy, fiction inspired by the true story of a feral child, and a new novel about gossipy parents in Brooklyn Heights.