The Writer's Cats (Hardcover)

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By Muriel Barbery, Alison Anderson (Translator), Maria Guitart (Illustrator)
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When you really love an author, whether it be Margaret Atwood, T.S. Elliot, or Muriel Barbery, the beloved author of the bestselling novel Elegance of the Hedgehog, you are eventually going to want to know about their cats.
Here is Barbery's feline tell-all, every bit as warm, engaging, and wryly humorous as her fiction.

— From Biography & Memoir

When you really love an author, whether it be Margaret Atwood, T.S. Elliot, or Muriel Barbery, the beloved author of the bestselling novel Elegance of the Hedgehog, you are eventually going to want to know about their cats.
Here is Barbery's feline tell-all, every bit as warm, engaging, and wryly humorous as her fiction.

— From Cats!

When you really love an author, whether it be Margaret Atwood, T.S. Elliot, or Muriel Barbery, the beloved author of the bestselling novel Elegance of the Hedgehog, you are eventually going to want to know about their cats.
Here is Barbery's feline tell-all, every bit as warm, engaging, and wryly humorous as her fiction.

— From Gifts $20 & Under

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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