Award winning fiction, Bestsellers (Fiction), Canadian fiction, Canadian authors (Fiction), General fiction
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 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. Winner of the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, winner of the 2015 Roger’s Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Bestseller. Winner of Canada Reads 2017. 2014.