The Writer's Cats (Hardcover)

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By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator), Maria Guitart (Illustrator)
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Charming and humorous narrative from the point of view of the writer's four beloved cats, who describe the ups and downs of the writing process and their place as literary advisors. Perfect for writers, readers, and cat lovers. Miaou

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From the best-selling author of The Elegance of the Hedgehog comes this delightful, delicate tale that pays tribute to the poetry of the everyday, to Japanese philosophy, and to the ingenuity and sardonic humor of cats.

What a mysterious, confounding thing is a writer Yet, spend a little time with the writer's cats and one might just understand her better.

Muriel Barbery, via her feline friends and co-conspirators, takes readers into her atelier, offering them a behind-the-scenes peek into her process and problems, joys and disappointments. The tale is told from the perspective of one of the writer's four cats, Kirin, who, together with her cohort, may or may not be a reliable narrator. There's Ocha, the leader of the gang, a tough guy with a soft heart; the bandy-legged and affectionate Mizu, Ocha's sister; the phlegmatic and refined Petrus, lover of flowers; and finally, pretty Kirin, narrator of this bewitching story.

A superb, funny, and touching text for writers, readers, fans of Muriel Barbery's best-selling novels, and cat lovers.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609457167
ISBN-10: 1609457161
Publisher: Europa Editions
Publication Date: November 9th, 2021
Pages: 80
Language: English