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Western Reads - Fifteen Dogs
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Western University, Somerville House, Room 3320

Western Reads 2016

Western Reads is back! Western Reads is a book club that invites alumni and friends to join us in reading captivating, profound, emotional and revelatory works by celebrated authors.

In April we will discuss Fifteen Dogs by Andre Alexis. Fifteen Dogs begins at a Toronto tavern where Hermes and Apollo, well into their cups, make a bet. The gods decide to imbue a handful of animals with human intelligence and linguistic skills. Over the course of this novel, slim yet epic in scope, Alexis chronicles the fates of these strangely afflicted beasts, shifting from thought experiment to comic parable to something more delicate, laden with detail, discovery and emotional nuance.

André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. His most recent novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. 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 other books include Pastoral (nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize), Asylum, Beauty and Sadness, Ingrid & the Wolf, Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa and Lambton, Kent and Other Vistas: A Play.

Light refreshments will be available.

Complimentary Parking available at Weldon Lot.

Please register online by Monday, April 25, 2016.

Western Alumni is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact us if you have any particular accommodation requirements or require information in an alternate format.

We are sorry, the deadline for registering for this event online has passed. Please email alumnirsvp@uwo.ca or call 1-800-258-6896 and press 2 if you are still interested in attending. Please leave your name, email, phone number, the name of your guest and specify which event you will be attending.

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