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 vice versa -- and they're bent on dominance at any cost.
In the middle of the fray are Anthony, a kind-hearted, besotted dogcatcher, and the object of his affections, a female werewolf who's abandoned her pack. She can't let Anthony discover her secret, and her efforts to keep her identity to herself lead to murderous results. Meanwhile, her pack has fallen victim to a savage attack from a rival gang, forcing the former leader, Lark, to seek refuge as the adopted pet of a lonely suburban woman. Slowly, Lark begins to recruit a new pack of misfits, bent on extracting revenge from the one that brought him down.
Capturing the feel of a comic book without the pictures, Sharp Teeth blends dark humor and epic themes with card-playing dogs, crystal meth labs, surfing, and carne asada tacos. This spellbinding debut is sui generis in every way.