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Lives of the monster dogs /

by Bakis, Kirsten [author.]; VanderMeer, Jeff [writer of introduction.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017.Edition: First Farrar, Straus and Giroux paperback edition.Description: xvi, 291 pages ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0374537143; 9780374537142.Subject(s): Dogs -- Fiction | Genetic engineering -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | Fiction | Parables | Science fiction | Parables | Fantasy fiction | Parables | Science fiction | Fantasy fictionSummary: 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.Other editions: Reproduction of (manifestation):: Bakis, Kirsten. Lives of the monster dogs
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<p> The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fiction <br> <br> After 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 theirway to New York, where they befriend the young NYU student Cleo Pira and--acting like Victorian aristocrats--become reluctant celebrities.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.</p>

"With a new introduction by Jeff Vandermeer"--Cover.

Originally published in 1997 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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.

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