藏獒 (lit. Tibetan mastiff)
Novel by Yang Zhijun.
Mastiffs of the Plateau
Translated by Jiang Lin
When a blood feud endangers seven young children, one Tibetan mastiff must prove his worth to save their lives.
Old blood feuds on the Tibetan plateau flare up when seven children and their Tibetan mastiff, Gangri Senge, follow a Han journalist to a rival tribe’s territory during the early days of the People’s Republic of China. As the tribe plots to punish the children for their forefathers’ crimes, it is up to Gangri Senge and the journalist who befriends him to rescue the children from a grisly fate.
Based on first-hand accounts from author Yang Zhijun’s father, this tale follows the lives of Tibet’s legendary mastiffs as Gangri Senge and the dog-loving journalist struggle to save the captured children. Together they embark on an extraordinary journey across the vast Tibetan wilderness that will change the plateau and its tribes forever.
Mastiffs of the Plateau is a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era and a moving tale of love and loyalty that explores what it means to be human in a world filled with beasts.