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NHM Virtual Book Club: Fifteen Dogs
January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFREE
On Thursday, January 20th at 7pm we will be discussing Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis Virtually via Zoom.
Join the National Hellenic Museum’s Virtual Book Club in our second year!
Facilitated by NHM’s Resident Scholar Dr. Katherine Kelaidis & Manager of Programs & Events Cairo Dye, each month the NHM Virtual Book Club chooses a book that is either inspired by the Hellenic legacy or by a Greek American author (and sometimes both!). Then we gather to discuss the book on Zoom.
Book Club is free to join and meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7pm CST
In January, we will be discussing Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis.
Support NHM with your purchase of Fifteen Dogs! When you buy your copy through this link, a portion of the proceeds will go to NHM: https://amzn.to/3m3l89A
More about Fifteen Dogs:
A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old ‘dog’ ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks.
André Alexis’s contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks.