Congratulations to author André Alexis, whose brilliant novel Fifteen Dogs just won the CBC’s annual Canada Reads competition! Five well-known Canadians debated which book was a must-read for the country, and Fifteen Dogs, defended by spoken word artist Humble the Poet, was the last one standing.
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• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Writing style and structure
• Important quotes from the novel
• Book club discussion questions
About the novel: 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. 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.