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Lives of the Monster Dogs - (FSG Classics) by Kirsten Bakis (Paperback)

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The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fiction, by the author of King Nyx



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The twentieth anniversary of a postmodern classic, blending the gothic novel with bleeding-edge science fiction, by the author of King Nyx

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 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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"...20 years later, as it gets a much-deserved reissue, Lives of the Monster Dogs feels undeniably like a classic.... [it's] is an unforgettable meditation on both animals and humans, their deep entanglement, and the ways in which neither can, thus far, escape the methods of their genesis and their upbringing." - The Atlantic



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Kirsten Bakis is the author of Lives of the Monster Dogs and King Nyx. She attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and is the recipient of a Michener-Copernicus Society of America Award, the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, and a Whiting Award. She is a resident faculty member at the Yale Writers' Conference, teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center, and is an editor at Origins Journal.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inches (W) x 1.0 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Series Title: FSG Classics
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Paperback
Author: Kirsten Bakis
Language: English
Street Date: May 9, 2017
TCIN: 51622711
UPC: 9780374537142
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-1238
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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