An ancient race of lycanthropes has survived to the present day, and its numbers are growing. Bent on dominance, rival factions are initiating the down-and-out of L.A. into their ranks. Caught in the middle are Anthony, a kindhearted, lovesick dogcatcher, and the object of his affection: a female werewolf who has abandoned her pack.
Praise For Sharp Teeth: A Novel…
— Nick Hornby, The Believer
“If Ovid had been raised on a steady diet of Marvel Comics, Roger Corman and MTV, he might’ve written something like Toby Barlow’s Sharp Teeth.”
— Scott Smith, author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan
“Forget any reservations you might have about werewolf stories or verse novels. This is great, engaging, wonderful stuff. Sondheim should make it his next musical.”
— Michael Moorcock
“A sexy, dark and (well, yes) biting story told by a wizard of sleight of hand.”
— Gregory Maguire, author of Wicked and What-the-Dickens
“I’m impressed. I always knew stuff like this was going on in L.A. What a cool book!”
— Christopher Moore
“I like this book - lycanthropy indeed begins at home.”
— David Mamet
“Romeo and Juliet, werewolf-style.”
— Wall Street Journal
Harper Perennial, 9780061430244, 336pp.
Publication Date: January 27, 2009
About the Author
Toby Barlow is executive creative director at the advertising agency JWT in Detroit and a contributor to the literary magazine n+1 and the Huffington Post. He splits his time between Detroit, Michigan, and New York City. Sharp Teeth is his first book.