Fifteen Dogs

Fifteen Dogs Author André Alexis
ISBN-10 1552453057
ISBN-13 9781552453056
Year 2015-04-14
Pages 176
Language English
Publisher Coach House Books
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Winner of the 2015 Scotiabank Giller PrizeFinalist for the 2015 Toronto Book AwardsWinner of the 2015 Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize Alexis devises an inventive romp through the nature of humanity in this beautiful entertaining read A clever exploration of our essence communication and how our societies are organized Kirkus Reviews This might be the best set up of the spring The Globe Mail Andr Alexis has established himself as one of our preeminent voices Toronto Star I wonder said Hermes what it would be like if animals had human intelligence I ll wager a year s servitude answered Apollo that animals any animal you like would be even more unhappy than humans are if they were given human intelligence And so it begins a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic Suddenly capable of more complex thought the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking preferring the old dog ways and those who embrace the change The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world as they become divided among themselves as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings Wily Benjy moves from home to home Prince becomes a poet and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks Andr Alexis s contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness By turns meditative and devastating charming and strange Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks Andr Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada His debut novel Childhood won the Books in Canada First Novel Award the Trillium Book Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers Trust Fiction Prize His other previous books include Asylum Beauty and Sadness Ingrid the Wolf and most recently Pastoral which was also nominated for the Rogers Writers Trust Fiction Prize and was named a Globe and Mail Top 100 book of 2014

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