Don't Eat Cat [NOOK Book]

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In this brilliantly entertaining send-up of zombie lit, Edgar Award winner and National Book Award finalist Jess Walter offers a twist on America?s favorite monster: You don?t have to be dead to be a zombie. Walter creates a postapocalyptic nightmare that is as sidesplitting as it is moving?and all the more damning because it?s so recognizable.


Set in the year 2040, amid rolling epidemics, economic collapses, ozone tumors, genetic piracy, and ...

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Overview

In this brilliantly entertaining send-up of zombie lit, Edgar Award winner and National Book Award finalist Jess Walter offers a twist on America’s favorite monster: You don’t have to be dead to be a zombie. Walter creates a postapocalyptic nightmare that is as sidesplitting as it is moving—and all the more damning because it’s so recognizable.


Set in the year 2040, amid rolling epidemics, economic collapses, ozone tumors, genetic piracy, and an Arizona border war, “Don’t Eat Cat” is the story of Owen, a guy who just wants to forget the results of his recent full-body scan with a grande soy latte before going to work in Seattle’s food/finance district. The world has gone straight to hell, and the most horrifying part of it is that not a damn thing has changed: You still have to go to work, you still don’t have a girlfriend, and, unbelievably, the line at the Starbucks Financial still stretches on forever. Why? Because there’s a zombie working behind the counter, an addict of a club drug that causes its users to become aggressive, milk-pale, dead-eyed dimwits with an appetite for rodents and house pets—cats in particular (and, in very, very rare cases, humans).


When Owen finally makes it to the head of the line, the afflicted barista’s people skills falter under pressure and he mauls the store manager. It’s the first documented zombie attack in months, and it sets the sim-tweets buzzing, ultimately ending in a vigilante killing. As for Owen, he gets more than a free latte out of the incident: He’s forced to confront the brokenness of his present life by venturing into the past. With the help of a private investigator, he heads into Seattle’s Zombie Town to search for the only woman he has ever loved.


In “Don’t Eat Cat,” some highs are better than a lifetime of being human.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Jess Walter is the author of “Citizen Vince,” “The Zero,” “The Financial Lives of the Poets,” and the forthcoming “Beautiful Ruins,” which will be published by HarperCollins in June. Praised by the “New York Times” as “a ridiculously talented writer,” he has won the Edgar Award for mystery writing and been named a finalist for the National Book Award. A former journalist, Walter lives with his family in Spokane, Washington. “Don’t Eat Cat” is his first zombie story.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614520283
  • Publisher: Byliner Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 219,919
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jess Walter
Jess Walter is the author of “Citizen Vince,” “The Zero,” “The Financial Lives of the Poets,” and the forthcoming “Beautiful Ruins,” which will be published by HarperCollins in June. Praised by the “New York Times” as “a ridiculously talented writer,” he has won the Edgar Award for mystery writing and been named a finalist for the National Book Award. His books have been translated into twenty-two languages, and his short fiction has appeared in Harper’s, Playboy, McSweeney’s, and the upcoming “Best American Short Stories 2012.” Walter lives with his family in Spokane, Washington. “Don’t Eat Cat” is his first zombie story.

Biography

Jess Walter is the author of four novels -- The Zero, a finalist for the 2006 National Book Award, Citizen Vince, winner of the 2005 Edgar Award for best novel, Land of the Blind and Over Tumbled Graves, a 2001 New York Times notable book -- as well as the nonfiction book Every Knee Shall Bow(rereleased as Ruby Ridge), a finalist for the PEN Center West literary nonfiction award in 1996.

A career journalist, Walter also writes short stories, essays and screenplays. He was the co-author of Christopher Darden's 1996 bestseller In Contempt. His work has appeared in Details, Playboy, Newsweek, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe.

His books have been published in sixteen countries and fourteen languages. He lives with his wife Anne and children, Brooklyn, Ava and Alec in Spokane, Washington.

Biography courtesy of the author's official web site.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Walter:

"I am one of the organizers of the largest outdoor basketball tournament in the world."

"I have been in one (1) independent movie for which I grew one (1) righteous mustache."

"I come from a family of failed cattle ranchers."

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    1. Hometown:
      Spokane, Washington
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 20, 1965
    2. Place of Birth:
      Spokane, Washington
    1. Education:
      B.A., Eastern Washington University, 1987
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Zombies scare me

    There is no scarier a scary movie creature than the zombie. I still shiver recalling the Night of the Living Dead...it took about 2 seconds of the undead walking toward me. I avoid anyhting zombie.
    But I love reading Jess Walter stuff. He's good. This is a terrific story and I would label it dark humor. By the end I felt empathy for all the characters. That's miraculous given that zombies scare me. They really do.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Too short, but good reading

    I enjoyed this story but wish it had been longer. It was too expensive for what I received.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2013

    Fuck me please

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Curse bio

    Name: >_><p>Age: Unknown, been around since the clan begun<p>Gender: &female<p>Appearance: A skeletal cat, browned at the teeth and paws<p>How she died: She actually never died.<p>History: She used to love to kill. One day, after making her leader lose her second life, she was cursed. She can never die and escape her guilt. She watched her own flesh rot away. From then on, she never killed if she can avoid it.<p>Diffuculty killing: Near impossible. Only way to kill her is to crush her head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Crystal/Cemeteryclaw

    Crystal:Appearance:her throat is gone and her face and body have bits missing. Way she died:her throat was ripped out. Easy to beat

    Cemeteryclaw:Appearance:pale hair amd bits of flesh gone. Way she died:she was infected a kit. Hard to beat

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    Posted January 21, 2013

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