By Ivan Clarke,Stu Duval
Another time, one other global. Port Alveridge, nestled at the fringe of the glowing Esparrow Sea, is a city divided. Cats and canines who as soon as fought old battles now reside as uneasy neighbours in segregated districts, with the city governed for the better sturdy of pussycats.
Into this hotbed of simmering contention steps an orphan hound - Arthur Snout - deposited at the steps of the Alveridge County Orphanage. A small, unhoundish loner, Arthur is bullied via the opposite houndlings. And their nickname of 'Lonely puppy' quickly sticks. Lonely puppy has a distinct present, in spite of the fact that, a present for song that crosses barriers, kinds, or even species...
Torn from his new rough-and-ready relations: from outdated Rolph - orphanage headmaster, father determine and mystery music-lover; from a early life sweetheart - Kelzie, whom Lonely puppy loves greater than whatever; from Bronson - biker gang chief who protects him - Lonely puppy flees for his existence to the hinterlands, the place he unwittingly turns into the superstar of an outlawed late-night pirate radio exhibit.
With Bronson jailed and shadowy offshore tom cat powers marshalling for a warfare that threatens to spoil all Hound-kind, Lonely puppy needs to go back to Port Alveridge and face his future. Can a shy, reluctant hero - armed with not anything yet his 'Houndsound' - switch the process Alveridgean history?
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