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Fifteen Dogs

(2015)
A novel by

 
Winner of the Giller Prize 2015
Winner of the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2015

It begins in a bar, like so many strange stories. The gods Hermes and Apollo argue about what would happen if animals had human intelligence, so they make a bet that leads them to grant consciousness and language to a group of dogs staying overnight at a veterinary clinic.

Suddenly capable of complex thought, the dogs escape and become a pack. They are 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 unfamiliar territory, 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.

Engaging and strange, full of unexpected insights into human and canine minds, this contemporary take on the apologue is the most extraordinary book you'll read this year.

 
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Fifteen Dogs
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 1-78125-558-X / 978-1-78125-558-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: Fifteen Dogs
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 1-55245-305-7 / 978-1-55245-305-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Coach House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Fifteen Dogs
Author(s): Andre Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
Availability: Amazon   

April 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Fifteen Dogs
Author(s): Andre Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2016 : Canada Audio CD
Title: Fifteen Dogs
Author(s): Andre Alexis
ISBN: 1-77056-464-0 / 978-1-77056-464-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Coach House
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Fifteen Dogs
Author(s): Andre Alexis
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Fifteen Dogs
Author(s): Andre Alexis
Publisher: Coach House Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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