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The Resource Fifteen Dogs

Fifteen Dogs

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Fifteen Dogs
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Fifteen Dogs
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— 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.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.'[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'Alexis manages to encapsulate an astonishing range of metaphysical questions in a simple tale about dogs that came to know too much. The result is a delightful juxtaposition of the human and canine conditions, and a narrative that, like just one of the dogs, delights in the twists and turns of the gods' linguistic gift.' — Publishers Weekly, starred review
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dictionaries
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Fifteen Dogs
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OVERDRIVE:2be508df-0c93-42a6-8f8f-e7eb91a9a0df
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781770564039
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optical disk
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Fifteen Dogs
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OVERDRIVE:2be508df-0c93-42a6-8f8f-e7eb91a9a0df
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781770564039
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
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