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Sharp Teeth

Toby Barlow

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Description

An ancient race of lycanthropes has survived to the present day, and its numbers are growing as the initiated convince L.A.'s down and out to join their pack. Paying no heed to moons, full or otherwise, they change from human to canine at will—and they're bent on domination at any cost.

Caught in the middle are Anthony, a kind-hearted, besotted dogcatcher, and the girl he loves, a female werewolf who has abandoned her pack. Anthony has no idea that she's more than she seems, and she wants to keep it that way. But her efforts to protect her secret lead to murderous results.

Blending dark humor and epic themes with card-playing dogs, crystal meth labs, surfing, and carne asada tacos, Sharp Teeth captures the pace and feel of a graphic novel while remaining "as ambitious as any literary novel, because underneath all that fur, it's about identity, community, love, death, and all the things we want our books to be about" [Nick Hornby, The Believer].

Publishers Weekly Review

Nov 26, 2007 – Barlow’s gut-wrenching, sexy debut, a horror thriller in verse, follows three packs of feral dogs in East L.A. These creatures are in fact werewolves, men and women who can change into canine form at will (“Dog or wolf? More like one than the other/ but neither exactly”). Lark, the top dog in one of the packs who’s a lawyer in human form, has a master plan that may involve taking over the city from the regular humans. Anthony Silvo, a dogcatcher and normally a loner, finds himself falling in love with a beautiful and mysterious woman (“Standing on four legs in her fur,/ she is her own brand of beast”). A strange small man and his giant partner play tournament bridge and are deep into the drug trade. A detective, Peabody, investigates several puzzling dog-related murders. The irregular verse form with its narrative economies proves an excellent vehicle to support all these disparate threads and then tie them together in the bittersweet conclusion. 5-city author tour.

Customer Reviews

Definitely worth reading

I bought this book because it is written in free verse and I thought that would be interesting. Besides that, I was not expecting much. As you begin to read this book you begin to realize that there is much more to this book then first thought.
This book is epic. It's got humor, lust, and violence. At some points you will wonder if what you read just happened, but you will soon realize that yes, it did.
If you want to read something gripping, brilliant, and different from practically everything out there, you should read this. It is time well spent.

Great book!!!:)

A awesome,epic,gripping,and wonderful book. This is the book has everything action,adventure,and a romantic tale in between.

A must read!

I ran across this book and fell in love from the first page. Dark, exciting, well written, and a story so compelling that it's hard to set it down. The book being in free verse gives the story an amazing frame to view the events as they unfold!

Sharp Teeth
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  • $8.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Literary
  • Published: Oct 13, 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 336 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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