Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Toby Barlow Giveaway


Sharp Teeth
Author: Toby Barlow
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper (January 29, 2008)

From Publishers Weekly :

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.


Want to win a copy?

The Book Swede, who enjoyed this novel, is giving away a copy of this novel. UK only! Follow this link for more details.

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