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Pet Thief: A Novel (Paperback)
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Pet Thief: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 30/04/2013
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The Pet Thief is a dystopian fable of science, rebellion, humankind's inhumanity, and the struggle for identity and survival in a post-human world.

When scientists, the government, and venture capitalists conspire to hybridise humans with animals-cats, specifically-for organ harvesting, drug testing, and military applications, the experiment is an irredeemable failure, producing human-like beings with uncanny abilities who are nonetheless fundamentally defective.

Oboy and his mentor/tormentor Freda are two wayward hybrids, "cat people," who have escaped with others to the depths of a rundown European city being levelled for reconstruction. They are members of a street gang led by an ominous leader called Swan.

Oboy is unable to think or speak except in mimicry, but he is a physical savant, which serves Freda's mission. Enraged at what has been done to her, Freda wants to "rescue" every pet she can. When Oboy returns with a human baby after his first solo outing, their world and the truths of their existence come unravelled.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9781573661713
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 213 x 140 x 28 mm


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"Just as the characters found in The Pet Thief are deranged biological recombinants, so is the formidable form of this dystopic novel: worsted, unzipped, reraveled, and hooked. Kassten Alonso frack's the mother tongue. This book is one mean meaning."--Michael Martone, author of Four for a Quarter

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