Pet Thief: A Novel (Paperback)Kassten Alonso (author)
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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
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 213 x 140 x 28 mm