The Resource Fifteen dogs : an apologue, André Alexis

Fifteen dogs : an apologue, André Alexis

Label
Fifteen dogs : an apologue
Title
Fifteen dogs
Title remainder
an apologue
Statement of responsibility
André Alexis
Title variation
15 dogs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. André 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."--
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, 2015.
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize, 2015.
Assigning source
Back cover
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10411856
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Alexis, André
Dewey number
C813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Quincunx cycle (Andre Alexis)
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Intellect
  • Animal intelligence
  • Consciousness in animals
  • Allegories
Label
Fifteen dogs : an apologue, André Alexis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781552453056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Fifteen dogs : an apologue, André Alexis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781552453056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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