Sharp Teeth Paperback
by Toby Barlow
An ancient race of lycanthropes survives in modern L.A. and its numbers are growing as packs convert the city's downtrodden into their fold.
Stuck in the middle are a local dogcatcher and the woman he loves, whose secret past haunts her as she fights a bloody one-woman battle to save their relationship.
Sharp Teeth is a novel-in-verse that blends epic themes with dark humour, dogs playing cards, crystal meth labs, and acts of heartache and betrayal in Southern California.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/08/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099512462
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Review by Wubsy
I found the concept of this book an interesting one, and thought that Barlow carried it off very well. The poetry was at times harrowing, and at other points very tender. I thought the story was weaved together nicely, and the poetic brevity of the lines made the images of brutality more incisive than they might otherwise have been in prose. I commend the willingness of Barlow to try something different and he succeeds admirably in my opinion.