My Cat Yugoslavia (Paperback)
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My Cat Yugoslavia (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 19/04/2018
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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' -- JeffVanderMeer In 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.

Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 9781782273608
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“Highly original....”

This highly unconventional novel about how difficult it is to be an immigrant and try to carve out a life for yourself despite the cultural differences.

The parallel story of Emine a refugee running from civil war in... More

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“Idiosyncratic story that neatly communicates an idiosyncratic identity”

Okay, I was completely drawn in by the cover, and the book doesn't take long to match the terse comedy of its cover illustration. Just as the story begins to get a little preposterous, Statovci gives us enough... More

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