Skip to main content


Sharp Teeth

A Novel

Toby Barlow

Paperback

List Price: 14.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/1/2008)
Hardcover (1/29/2008)

Description

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

“Tremendous.... 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

“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.