Sharp Teeth: A Novel by Toby Barlow

Sharp Teeth: A Novel

byToby Barlow

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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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].

Title:Sharp Teeth: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollins E-BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061843474

ISBN - 13:9780061843471


Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a beautiful book for lit and fantasy lovers alike. Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy: SHARP TEETH is one of the best books of poetry I have ever read and one of the most enchanting books about werewolves ever. It is a story about dogs and homeless people. It’s about living on the beach in LA. It’s about picking up strays, both the canine and the human kind. SHARP TEETH is also a mystery about drugs and control, with meth labs and police officers and chases. Because it is a poem, the sex is not romance novel sex and the gore is not horror novel gore. In a poem you can describe dogs sleeping in a pile, chasing after something in their dreams and it can be beautiful. You can explain hunger using more colourful language than a restaurant review. You can write about cute moments where someone does dishes and is hugged from behind, without it seeming dumb. It’s still partially prose, but it reads more like song lyrics than a regular book. The story tumbles and trips, pulling you along as you discover rival gangs of werewolves, living in a world both magical and terrible, where life can end with the snap of sharp teeth. This is a beautiful book for lit and fantasy lovers alike.
Date published: 2017-05-18