“Sirius” is a tale of a fictional Fox Terrier who starred in Hollywood in the 1930s and it is said to be the first-ever novel by a dog. It is by German journalist Christian Jammerling, who goes under the pseudonym “Jonathan Crown.” His publishers claim that the author got the story from his Fox Terrier Alpha, who is Sirus’ grandson. Jammerling considers himself more a medium than an author because he claims to have only written down what the dog dictated. He hopes that this will encourage other pets to reveal their perspective on world history.
“Sirius” is a story about a Fox Terrier that makes history as a Hollywood star, circus attraction, and Hitler’s lap dog. Set in Berlin in 1938, Sirius lives a charmed life with the German Jewish Liliencron family. With the rise of Nazism, the Liliencrons decide to leave Berlin for Hollywood, where Sirius becomes a celebrated film star and circus performer. But when his good luck wears things, he ends up back in war-torn Berlin.
The English version of “Sirius” will be released on August 13.