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BROWN BAG BOOK CLUB

  • March 26, 2019
  • 11:30 AM
  • Libby's Home
  • 8

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Date: Tuesday, March 26th
Time: 11:30am

Cost: Free
Limit: 12 (AWC members & their Guest)
Location: Libby's home, Sukhumvit

Deadline to RSVP online is Monday, March 25th

Join us for our Brown Bag Book Club! BYOL (Bring your own lunch). Beverages will be provided. Come for a fun time of friendship and shared ideas. We are reading...

"Fifteen Dogs" by André Alexis

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.

WINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE

You don’t need to finish it to enjoy the conversation, but be prepared for spoilers. Happy reading!

Email Libby at libbycheath@gmail.com with any questions. Watch our calendar or your email for the latest book choice!

NOTE: specific details on location will be provided in your confirmation email.


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