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By Alan Brown, Gabrielle Roy. 1982
By Constance Chaillet. 1998
By Andre Alexis. 2015
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. <P><P>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.
By Michael Murphy. 1997
The bestselling classic novel about an American traveler's spiritual journey into the world of golf When Michael Murphy first meets… golf pro Shivas Irons on one of the most beautiful courses in Scotland, he doesn't know that his life--and his golf game--will change forever. But with the first swing of the Scotsman's club Murphy realizes he is in for a most extraordinary day. By turns comic, philosophical, mythic, and autobiographical, this tale traces the arc of twenty-four hours--from a round of golf on the Links of Burningbrush to a night fueled by whiskey, wisdom, and wandering. This story delves into the transformative power of golf and reveals a unique and unforgettable approach to the game.
By John Kelly. 2014
This intriguing novel brings us to a future in which electricity is scarce and Dublin has gone to seed. Hawk-eyed… octogenarian Monk is keeping assorted desperate characters under strict surveillance -- among them Schroeder, recently sacked from Trinity College, now stalking a reporter in the days leading up to the visit of the U. S. President. When the unthinkable happens and the President is assassinated, Monk sets about discovering what's happened to those in his care and, along the way, to the late President -- but this is not, he insists, the story of an assassination. Nor is it a thriller. It's the truth.