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Alexis, André 1957-

Overview
Works: 69 works in 249 publications in 11 languages and 3,861 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Allegories  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  Pictorial works  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR9199.3.A365, C813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by André Alexis
Childhood : a novel by André Alexis( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until the age of 10, Thomas Macmillan has a sad childhood, abandoned by his mother and living with his grandmother. But when the grandmother dies, the mother takes him to stay with a boyfriend, an eccentric intellectual who introduces Macmillan to the world of the mind and his childhood becomes a joy. A first novel by a Trinidadian-Canadian
Fifteen dogs : an apologue by André Alexis( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings
The hidden keys by André Alexis( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and solve the puzzle. As Tancred tracks down the treasure, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, esteemed copyist, and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named "Nigger" Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund "Freud" Luxemburg, a club-footed psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their paws on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend
Pastoral by André Alexis( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For his very first parish, Father Christopher Pennant is sent to the sleepy town of Barrow. With more sheep than people, it's very bucolic--too much Barrow Brew on Barrow Day is the rowdiest it gets. But things aren't so idyllic for Liz Denny, whose fiance doesn't want to decide between Liz and his more worldly mistress Jane, and for Father Pennant himself, who greets some miracles of nature--mayors walking on water, talking sheep--with a profound crisis of faith
Despair and other stories by André Alexis( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by a Trinidad-Canadian writer. In The Road to Santiago de Compostela, four people on a religious pilgrimage debate the nature of love, while in The Third Terrace a Toronto artist searches for unusual models for his paintings, prostitutes with mutilated hands
Fifteen dogs : a novel by André Alexis( Book )

26 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the Giller Prize 2015 Winner of the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize 2015 It begins in a bar, like so many strange stories. The gods Hermes and Apollo argue about what would happen if animals had human intelligence, so they make a bet that leads them to grant consciousness and language to a group of dogs staying overnight at a veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of complex thought, the dogs escape and become a pack. They are torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into unfamiliar territory, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. Engaging and strange, full of unexpected insights into human and canine minds, this contemporary take on the apologue is the most extraordinary book you'll read this year
Despair and other stories of Ottawa by André Alexis( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asylum by André Alexis( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disparate group of people become inextricably linked through life in Ottawa in the 1980s and then at a Tuscany monastery
Ingrid and the wolf by André Alexis( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A haunting quest of a young girl and the wolf who terrifies, befriends, and enlightens her
A by André Alexis( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of Alexander Baddeley, a Toronto book reviewer obsessed with the work of the elusive and mythical poet Avery Andrews. Baddeley is in awe with Andrews's ability as a poet -- more than anything he wants to understand the inspiration behind his work -- so much so that, following in the footsteps of countless pilgrims throughout literary history, Baddeley actually tracks Andrews down thinking that meeting his literary hero will provide some answers. Their meeting results in a meditation and a revelation about the creative act itself that generates more and more questions about what it means to be "inspired."
The night piece by André Alexis( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundel met acht bizarre verhalen over uiteenlopende onderwerpen
Lambton Kent : a play by André Alexis( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A by André Alexis( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of Alexander Baddeley, a Toronto book reviewer obsessed with the work of the elusive and mythical poet Avery Andrews. Baddeley is in awe with Andrews's ability as a poet -- more than anything he wants to understand the inspiration behind his work -- so much so that, following in the footsteps of countless pilgrims throughout literary history, Baddeley actually tracks Andrews down thinking that meeting his literary hero will provide some answers. Their meeting results in a meditation and a revelation about the creative act itself that generates more and more questions about what it means to be "inspired."
Fifteen dogs : an apologue by André Alexis( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I wonder," said Hermes, "what it would be like if animals had human intelligence." "I'll wager a year's servitude," answered Apollo, "that animals - any animal you like - would be even more unhappy than humans are if they were given human intelligence." And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto veterinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old dog ways, and those who embrace the change. The gods watch from above as the dogs venture into their newly unfamiliar world, as they become divided among themselves, as each struggles with new thoughts and feelings. Wily Benjy moves from home to home, Prince becomes a poet, and Majnoun forges a relationship with a kind couple that stops even the Fates in their tracks. Andr ̌Alexis' contemporary take on the apologue offers an utterly compelling and affecting look at the beauty and perils of human consciousness. By turns meditative and devastating, charming and strange, Fifteen Dogs shows you can teach an old genre new tricks
Los Sandy en Waikiki = Sandys at Waikiki by Daniela Franco( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sandy family lived in California in the 1950s. All that has been preserved of them are some slides found in a flea market, Daniela Franco has undertaken to reconstruct the story of the family with the help of those who in one way or another remember them, including an invitation to writers (three members of the legendary French literary group Oulipo) to recreate their family life. The accidental and sometimes bad photographs taken by the mysterious Mr. Sandy turned out to be an interesting, relevant, and mysterious story (or stories) of a family, that throughout the help of others was rediscovered
Tong nian zai jian by Ai li ke si( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hidden keys by André Alexis( )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the Green Dolphin is a bar of ill repute, it is there that Tancred Palmieri, a thief with elegant and erudite tastes, meets Willow Azarian, an aging heroin addict. She reveals to Tancred that her very wealthy father has recently passed away, leaving each of his five children a mysterious object that provides one clue to the whereabouts of a large inheritance. Willow enlists Tancred to steal these objects from her siblings and solve the puzzle.A Japanese screen, a painting that plays music, an aquavit bottle, a framed poem, and a model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater: Tancred is lured in to this beguiling quest, and even though Willow dies before he can begin, he presses on.As he tracks down the treasure, however, he must enlist the help of Alexander von Wurfel, esteemed copyist, and fend off Willow's heroin dealers, a young albino named 'Nigger' Colby and his sidekick, Sigismund 'Freud' Luxemburg, a club-footed psychopath, both of whom are eager to get their paws on this supposed pot of gold. And he must mislead Detective Daniel Mandelshtam, his most adored friend.Based on a reading of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, The Hidden Keys questions what it means to be honorable and what it means to be faithful
A by André Alexis( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrative of Alexander Baddeley, a Toronto book reviewer obsessed with the work of the elusive and mythical poet Avery Andrews. Baddeley is in awe with Andrews's ability as a poet -- more than anything he wants to understand the inspiration behind his work -- so much so that, following in the footsteps of countless pilgrims throughout literary history, Baddeley actually tracks Andrews down thinking that meeting his literary hero will provide some answers. Their meeting results in a meditation and a revelation about the creative act itself that generates more and more questions about what it means to be "inspired."
The Journey Prize anthology : short fiction from the best of Canada's new writers( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastoral by André Alexis( )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortlisted for the Writers' Trust of Canada Fiction PrizeOne of The Globe and Mail's Globe 100: Best Books of 2014There were plans for an official welcome. It was to take place the following Sunday. But those who came to the rectory on Father Pennant's second day were the ones who could not resist seeing him sooner. Here was the man to whomthey would confess the darkest things. It was important to feel him out. Mrs. Young, for instance, after she had watched him eat a piece of her macaroni pie, quietly asked what he thought of adultery.André Alexis brings a modern sensibility and a new liveliness to an age-old genre, the pastoral.For his very first parish, Father Christopher Pennant is sent to the sleepy town of Barrow. With more sheep than people, it is sleepily bucolic - too much Barrow Brew on Barrow Day is the rowdiest it gets. But things aren't so idyllic for Liz Denny, whose fiancé doesn't want to choose between Liz and his more worldly lover Jane, or for Father Pennant himself, whose faith is profoundly shaken by the miracles he witnesses - a mayor walking on water, intelligent gypsy moths and a talking sheep
 
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Childhood : a novel
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Despair and other storiesDespair and other stories of OttawaAsylumIngrid and the wolfThe night pieceLos Sandy en Waikiki = Sandys at WaikikiThe Journey Prize anthology : short fiction from the best of Canada's new writers
Alternative Names
Alexis, André

André Alexis Canadees romanschrijver

André Alexis kanadischer Schriftsteller

André Alexis writer

אלקסיס, אנדרה, 1957-

آندره الکسیس

アレクシス, アンドレ

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