Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis: read an extract

Looking for a new novel to read, or a literary Christmas or birthday gift? We have the perfect inspiration for you: Green Dog Walking have joined forces with British independent publishing house Serpent’s Tail to promote their fabulous new book Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis.

This high-concept, beautifully written novel follows a pack of dogs who have been granted the power of human thought and awareness – but what will this new level of consciousness do to them? A fully engaging read, full of unexpected insights into human and canine minds, Fifteen Dogs provides a surprising and insightful look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

We were lucky enough to receive a copy of the finished book from Serpent’s Tail, and in addition tot he writing, fr which the novel has been shortlisted for the Giller Prize 2015 in Canada, the book itself is a thing of beauty. A pretty paperback complete with French flaps and pretty illustrations throughout the cover, this would make a lovely little gift and adorn any bookshelf gracefully.

But don’t take just take our word for it – courtesy of the publishers you can now take a sneak peek inside for yourself, with a free extract provided below.

You can let us know what you think and join the discussion online with the hashtag #FifteenDogs.

Happy Reading!  

Are you a Green Dog Walking client? Look out for an email from us with more exclusive opportunities as part of the Fifteen Dogs campaign.

About the Author

André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His previous books include Asylum, Beauty and Sadness, Ingrid & the Wolf, and, most recently  Pastoral, which was also nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.