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Lives of the monster dogs : a novel

Author: Kirsten Bakis
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.
Series: FSG classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fictionAfter a century of cruel experimentation, a haunted race of genetically and biomechanically uplifted canines are created by the followers of a mad nineteenth-century Prussian surgeon. Possessing human intelligence, speaking human language, fitted with prosthetic hands, and walking upright on their hind  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirsten Bakis
ISBN: 9780374716479 0374716471
OCLC Number: 986540344
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: FSG classics.
Responsibility: Kirsten Bakis ; introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.

Abstract:

The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fictionAfter a century of cruel experimentation, a haunted race of genetically and biomechanically uplifted canines are created by the followers of a mad nineteenth-century Prussian surgeon. Possessing human intelligence, speaking human language, fitted with prosthetic hands, and walking upright on their hind legs, the monster dogs are intended to be super soldiers. Rebelling against their masters, however, and plundering the isolated village where they were created, the now wealthy dogs make their way to New York, where they befriend the young NYU student Cleo Pira and--acting like Victorian aristocrats--become reluctant celebrities.Unable to reproduce, doomed to watch their race become extinct, the highly cultured dogs want no more than to live in peace and be accepted by contemporary society. Little do they suspect, however, that the real tragedy of their brief existence is only now beginning. Told through a variety of documents--diaries, newspaper clippings, articles for Vanity Fair, and even a portion of an opera libretto--Kirsten Bakis's Lives of the Monster Dogs uses its science-fictional premise to launch a surprisingly emotional exploration of the great themes: love, death, and the limits of compassion. A contemporary classic, this edition features a new introduction by Jeff VanderMeer.

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