La verdad según Carlos Perro (The truth according to Charlie dog)

La verdad según Carlos Perro (The truth according to Charlie dog)

Novel. 8 years + | Anaya, 2004 | 94 pages

Charlie Dog is a puppy who wakes up one day in a garbage dump. For a while he spends his life in a cardboard box, but hunger, fear and despair force him to leave the box and venture forth. And so, he reaches a piece of land at the foot of the Andes looking out over Santiago, Chile’s capital. A blind old man takes him in and gives him the name he will bear from now on: Charlie Dog.

This new life, seemingly quiet and tranquil, takes an unexpected turn when the old man becomes seriously ill and is carried off in an ambulance leaving Charlie Dog in the countryside.

Once again hunger and loneliness force Charlie Dog to move on. This time he sets out in search of the old man, on a dangerous journey to the city, an astounding place full of streets, crowds, cars, buildings…