READER REVIEW: This is a very well written book. The syntax is a bit different, but that is sort of "my thing" and I delighted in it. The story is strong and very well told. The author is an absolute natural story teller. The characters quite believable and the messages are not only important, but rather urgent. I highly recommend this one. It should also be noted that proceeds from this book are being given to organizations fighting animal abuse. --D. Blackenship
Price: 99 cents
Rating: 5 stars
Sisypuss, a feline optimist and true believer in luck (though most of his is bad), reminisces about the homeless journey through truths and lies, danger and safety, love and enmity, made with his brother Bob and an odd assortment of characters met along the way. Three paws in the grave, Sisypuss interweaves memories and his present life as Booley's cat companion with Booley's seriocomic troubles with drugs (he enrolls in clinical trials as a work alternative), faithless women, and poetry editors. Sisypuss tells how, among other things, he and Bob survive an animal shelter, a research lab which wrecks their health, the death of a loved guardian, a godforsaken wood where his try at love with a feline heartbreaker leaves him singing the castrato blues, and, finally, the overwhelming event leading him to Booley and safety.
My stories have appeared in literary journals such as the New England Review, Cream City Review, New Letters, Witness, and in various anthologies. My previous books are Roadblocks to Nirvana and Memorial Candle. My work as a legislative consultant for major animal rights organizations have given me inside knowledge of the problems facing homeless animals and my own cats have taught me all I need to know about cat psychology. I live in New Jersey with my husband and cats.
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