My Cat Yugoslavia
Pajtim Statovci, David Hackston
‘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.
Book experts at your service
What are you looking for?