Wild Dog: Sinister and savage psychological thriller

Wild Dog: Sinister and savage psychological thriller

by Serge Joncour

Translated by Jane Aitken and Polly Mackintosh

Published by: Gallic Books

Imprint: Gallic Books

372 Pages, 5.08 x 7.75 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781910477861
  • Published: March 2021


[A] deservedly award-studded delight  Strong Words Magazine

A smart, scathing and bleakly funny cross of folk horror, satire and historical fiction’  Toronto Star 

‘Reads like a modern fairy tale’ New York Journal of Books


'Eerie and sensual' The Guardian

'So original, so beautifully done, and sinister and savage. I didn’t want it to end' Chris Whitaker

Franck and Lise, a French couple in the film industry, rent a cottage in the quiet hills of the French Lot to get away from the stresses of modern life.

In this remote corner of the world, there is no phone signal. A mysterious dog emerges, looking for a new master. Ghosts of a dark past run wild in these hills, where a German lion tamer took refuge in the First World War … Franck and Lise are confronted with nature at its most brutal. And they are about to discover that man and beast have more in common than they think. 

A literary sensation in France, Wild Dog is a dark, menacing tale of isolation, human nature and the infinite savagery of the wild.