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Today is the official launch of the new Bookclub-in-a-Box guide to Canadian author André Alexis’s Fifteen Dogs, which won the $100,000 Giller Prize in 2015. What’s more, just this week, the novel was chosen as a finalist in this year’s Canada Reads — the CBC’s annual literary competition about the country’s most important books. Fifteen Dogs is a short but impactful read that will make you laugh, think, and change the way you look at your furry companions.
Buy the PDF discussion guide on our website today for just $6.95 (CDN), and the digital file will be emailed to you immediately upon purchase. The Bookclub-in-a-Box guide (53 pages) includes complete coverage of the characters, themes, writing style, quotes from the novel, author information, and 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.