An ApologueBook - 2015 | First edition.
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falsedichotomy Dec 31, 2015
A brief novel, a bit like a diet Watership Down, but the author is very smart and the book was excellent and well written. I'm not sure I would recommend it for 'dog lovers', as the story involves dogs being brutal to each other and suffering some seriously unpleasant situations. As an animal lov... Read More »
EPLGreatStuff_Lindy Dec 21, 2015
Dogs with human consciousness. Existential. Irresistible. Allegory.
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In a Toronto tavern, the gods Apollo and Hermes strike a bet. When Hermes wonders what it would be like if animals had human intelligence, his brother Apollo wagers a year’s servitude that the animals—any animals Hermes would like—would be unhappier than humans if given human intelligence. The wager is struck, and fifteen dogs in a nearby animal shelter suddenly gain human consciousness—all while still in possession of their canine urges and instincts. As they develop a new language to convey their transformed understanding of the world, the pack becomes divided between those who embrace the new way of thinking and communicating, and those who wish to resist change at all costs. The gods watch—and occasionally interfere—as the dogs try to navigate this abrupt transition. But will any of them die happy?
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