Catby Pat Gray
After the sudden death of his owner, the cat finds himself abandoned with out food in an unfurnished house. At first he consorts with his old friends, Mouse and Rat; one addicted to cheese and philosophy, the other to flashly Italian suits and style, but gradually he gives way ti his normal cat-like urges. Initially guilty, then elated at his new freedom, and the beneficial impact this has on the other residents, the cat falls prey to a new and troubling vision of how the house might be, with more initiative and enterprise, and more discipline for the likes of Mouse and Rat. Gradually the cat unleashes new forces onto the house and the gardens things, execpt that, as he does so, he finds himself more and more alone.
An intriguing admixture of the classic in this genre, Art Spiegelman's Maus and William Golding's Lord of the flies, The cat cleverly explores the themes of love and friendship, of outsider and insider, of eating to live and living to eat, of substance and style, loyalty and betrayal, leadership, ambition and domination.
"A stylish and witty parable." -- Scotland on Sunday
- HarperCollins Publishers
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- 1st ECCO Edition
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- 5.26(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.63(d)
Meet the Author
Pat Gray was born in Belfast in 1953 and studied Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He now teaches politics at London Metropolitan University.
In June, 1995 he won the World One Day Novel Cup, by writing a 20,000 word novel, The Political Map of the Heart in 24 hours at the Groucho club in London's Soho. A revised and extended version of The Political Map of the Heart was published by Dedalus in 2001.The Cat was published by Dedalus in 1997 and now reissued.
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