Fifteen dogs : an apologue / André Alexis.
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- ISBN: 9781552453056
- ISBN: 1552453057
- Edition: First edition
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.
2015 Giller Prize winner.
Intellect > Fiction.
Animal intelligence > Fiction.
Consciousness in animals > Fiction.
Citation: Alexis, André. "Fifteen dogs : an apologue." Toronto : Coach House Books, 2015.