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Semi-fictional biography of Khan, a real Maine Coon. Abandoned and left at a local shelter, a Maine Coon kitten awaits an uncertain fate. During his stay, Khan befriends a wise old tomcat. Four days later, to Khan's horror, the shelter workers take his friend away to the Big Sleep, leaving Khan scared and alone. Just before Khan's time is up, a man enters the shelter and adopts Khan. Though he feels loved, he misses his mother, his litter mates, and his tomcat friend. Weeks later, when another young kitten joins ...
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Overview

Semi-fictional biography of Khan, a real Maine Coon. Abandoned and left at a local shelter, a Maine Coon kitten awaits an uncertain fate. During his stay, Khan befriends a wise old tomcat. Four days later, to Khan's horror, the shelter workers take his friend away to the Big Sleep, leaving Khan scared and alone. Just before Khan's time is up, a man enters the shelter and adopts Khan. Though he feels loved, he misses his mother, his litter mates, and his tomcat friend. Weeks later, when another young kitten joins the household, Khan befriends him, and they form a tight bond. Khan deals with life's challenges and surprises, always finding strength in feline friendships, old and new, and in love from his humans -- until a monster from within suddenly strikes him down in the prime of life. Down, but not out, Khan struggles against his internal foe, wanting only to stay beside the humans and cats he adores.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781105425226
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 1/23/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 834,080
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    Gutwrenching

    This review is from my mentor, friend, and Literary Agent, David Ayscue, who passed away last year. Thanks for everything, David. You are missed! David's review: This author empathizes with her animals. Deeply. Though we never go to Momma's (the author's) POV, the reader shares in this passionate involvement through the eyes of the protagonist Khan. Khan's story is suitable for mainstream readers, especially anyone who has bonded to a beloved pet. This book fits the niche between cat fantasy fiction from a cat's point of view -- such as TAILCHASER'S SONG by Tad Williams and THE WILD ROAD by Gabriel King -- and true stories from the human owner's viewpoint, like THE CAT WHO WENT TO PARIS by Peter Gethers and THE CAT WHO CAME FOR CHRISTMAS by Cleveland Amory. KHAN: A MAINE COON is a semi-fictional biography with fantasy elements, seen through Khan's eyes. This unique yarn interweaves factual events of a cat's life into fiction told through a feline perspective. Most events in the story, beginning with Khan's adoption, are true, with the exception of the characters' speech and their simple culture. The major feline players in this story were real cats in Khan's life. Others portrayed in the months before Khan's journey to his home -- his feline mama, siblings, and the shelter cats, except Black -- are complete fabrications. Black is a real cat, who appeared in the neighborhood during the winter after Khan's adoption. He entered the story as a connection between Khan's old life and new, and evolved into an important major character. Prior to Khan's actual adoption by the author's husband, the events are pure conjecture, because she only guessed why anyone might dump a purebred Maine Coon kitten at a shelter. Her experiences with pet loss gave rise to many of the fantasy elements in this tale, and the ending may, indeed, be more truth than fiction. The illustrations -- a mix of original photos, collage, and freehand artwork -- feature actual photos of Khan and his feline friends. The illustrations, including the cover, are an integral part of the book. Despite its cat hero, KHAN is not a children's book. The target audience is people of all ages who have known the joy of living with a cherished companion animal -- and the anguish of losing such a special creature It is intense and moving. Though I have proofread it three times, I cannot move from the chair . or quit reading . and have to change shirts afterward from the tears. (And I am not an animal lover.) Gutwrenching . is the single word review. But it's re-affirming, too. A real tribute to someone she loved. Who just happened to be a cat. And the fantasy element at the end . fulfills the wishes for all of us . of a love that never ends, a loved one who never really dies. The question is whether something MOVES us or not; KHAN moves me. KHAN is a book anyone would feel proud to have written. And we should all be loved as much as this author loved Khan. This is her tribute to him, his little bit of immortality.

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