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A dark comedy with universal appeal, \"The Cat\" is Orwell's \"Animal Farm\" for the post-communist 1990s. After the sudden death of his owner, the Cat finds himself abandoned without food in an unfurnished house. Initially he consorts with his old friends, Mouse and Rat--one addicted to cheese and philosophy, the other to flashy Italian suits and style--but gradually he gives way to his normal cat-like urges. At first guilty, then elated at his new freedom and the beneficial impact on the other residents, the Cat falls prey to a new and troubling vision of how the house might be with more initiative and enterprise--and more discipline for the likes of Mouse and Rat. Gradually the Cat unleashes new forces onto the house and the gardens beyond, achieving ever greater things, except that, as he does so, he finds himself more and more alone. Based on classic themes of love and friendship, of outsider and insider, of eating to live and living to eat, of substance and style, loyalty and betrayal, leadership, ambition and domination, the book follows the Cat to his final home.

ISBN: 9781873982082
Author: GRAY PAT
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 04/04/1997
RRP: $25.25
Imprint: Dedalus Limited