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My Cat Yugoslavia

By: Statovci, Pajtim Hackston, David(Translated by)

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1782273603 / 9781782273608
Paperback / softback
894.54134
19/04/2018
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United Kingdom
129 x 198 mm 272 pages
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'A strange,haunting, and utterly original exploration of displacement and desire' -- TeaObreht, author of The Tiger's Wife, New York TimesBook Review'Fearless, delicate, beautiful, sad,haunting and wonderful.

A brilliant novel that mesmerizes with both itshumanity and its utter uniqueness' -- JeffVanderMeerIn 1980s Yugoslavia, a young girl namedEmine is married off to a man she hardly knows.

But soon her country is torn apartby war, and she is forced to flee with her family. Decadeslater Emine's son, Bekim, has grown up a social outcast in a country suspiciousof foreigners.

Aside from casual hook-ups, his only companion is a pet boaconstrictor - until one night in a gay bar, Bekim meets a talking cat.

It isthis witty, charming, manipulative creature that starts him on a journey backto Kosovo to confront his demons and make sense of the remarkable, cruelhistory of his family. And soon he learns that love can be found in the mostunexpected places.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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