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Lives of the Monster Dogs

Kirsten Bakis

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ISBN 10: 0374189870 / ISBN 13: 9780374189877
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FSG (New York), 1997. First edition. Hardbound. New in dust jacket. A perfect unread copy of the author's wonderful debut novel, which quickly went into later printings. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 5293

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Title: Lives of the Monster Dogs

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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When a race of elegant, superintelligent dogs arrives in twenty-first-century New York, they become instant celebrities, but, unable to adjust to the modern world and confronted with an incurable disease, they construct a fantastic castle and barricade themselves inside. A first novel.

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A postmodern Mary Shelley, taking the parable of Frankenstein's monster several giant steps farther, might have written this fable of a novel about a tragic race of monster dogs--in this case, genetically and biomechanically engineered dogs (of several major breeds). Created by a German mad scientist in the 19th century, the monster dogs possess human intelligence, speak human language, have prosthetic humanlike hands and walk upright on hind legs. The dogs' descendants arrive in New York City in the year 2008, still acting like Victorian-era aristocrats. Most important, the monster dogs suffer humanlike frailties and, ultimately, real suffering more serious and affecting than the subject matter might at first glance suggest.

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