A Novel

Publisher: Ballantine Books
"Thousands and thousands of people will love this book!"
A lyrical, engrossing tale, by the author of WATERSHIP DOWN, Richard Adams creates a lyrical and engrossing tale, a remarkable journey into the hearts and minds of two canine heroes, Snitter and Rowf, fugitives from the horrors of an animal research center who escape into the isolation--and terror--of the wilderness.


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Friday the 15th October

The water in the metal tank slopped sideways and a treacly ripple ran along the edge, reached the corner and died away. Under the electric lights the broken surface was faceted as a cracked mirror, a watery harlequin’s coat of tilting planes and lozenges in movement, one...
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“Gripping. . . . A compelling tale of emotional force and high suspense.” —The Wall Street Journal 

“Adams takes us to places where no author author has taken us.” —The Washington Post

“Engrossing. . . . Bears the abundant mark of sheer genius.” —The Plain Dealer
“Better and more powerful than Watership Down.” —Providence Journal

“Marvelous. . . . An excellent drama.” —Newsweek

“Excellent.” —New York Daily News

“Adams writes brilliantly about animals. . . . When these dogs are on the move, they compel us to follow, trotting along the narrative path on all the legs we have.” —Saturday Review

“The genuine and moving feeling for animals that dominated Watership Down emerges here in intense dramatic form. Adams engenders such compassion, such desperate, urgent sympathy for ‘the plague dogs,’ that the reader yearns for a happy ending.” —Publishers Weekly