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dog headed humans and faults of excess

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by Dogmatix, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Dogmatix

    Dogmatix New Member

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    Strange I know but read this book about 10 years ago It was a first time female author I think. The book was really about excess and self destruction. There were these dog headed humans thay were sort of a cult of their own and the darlings of the rest of the race. They were decked in finery and lavished with fame but they crashed and burned in an orgy of excess. There may have been a single tragic hero.

    I lent the book out and never saw it again.

    Anyone have any ideas? Please reply: drwheelerdvm@yahoo.com
     
  2. WickedWitch

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    Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis, maybe?


    "Here is a first novel like no other: a spellbinding tale that both creates its own fully realized world perspective and provides an incisive look at the ways that humans and animals resemble each other. A group of elegant monster dogs in top hats, tails, and bustle skirts become instant celebrities when they come to New York in 2008. Refugees from a town whose residents had been utterly isolated for a hundred years, the dogs retain the nineteenth-century Germanic culture of the humans who created them. They are wealthy and glamorous and seem to lead charmed lives - but they find adjusting to the modern world difficult, and when a young woman, Cleo Pira, befriends them, she discovers that a strange, incurable illness threatens them all with extinction. When the dogs construct their dream home, a fantastic castle on the Lower East Side, and barricade themselves inside, Cleo finds herself one of the few human witnesses to a mad, lavish party that may prove to be the final act in the drama of the lives of the monster dogs."
     
  3. Dogmatix

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    Thank Thank Thank You

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