Another Insane Devotion

Another Insane Devotion

On the Love of Cats and Persons

Book - 2012
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"...Exploration of the mysteries of relationship, both human and animal. When his favorite cat Biscuit goes missing, Peter Trachtenberg sets out to find her. The journey takes him 700 miles and many years into his past-- into the history of his relationships with cats and the history of his relationship with his wife F., who may herself be on the verge of disappearing"--from the publisher.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 2012
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780738215266
0738215260
9780738217291
0738217298
Branch Call Number: 636.8 TRACHTE
Characteristics: xi, 283 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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DARLAEBONY Jun 21, 2013

I RETURNED THIS BOOK SEVERAL DAYS AGO.

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Arthurstone
May 09, 2013

Splendid. Trachtenberg is a marvelous writer. His observations on cats, their 'domesticated' lives, the history of the relationship between cats and their owners (and owners relationships with spouses and finances) are fresh and insightful. Trachtenberg is funny, smart and unflinching in describing his particular set of 'insane devotions'.

kkowalchuk May 02, 2013

It would have been nice if this were a book about the human animal connection. Instead, it's a self-absorbed, occasionally pornographic look at the deterioration of a marriage...at least as far as I got. I found it exceedingly self-absorbed...nothing to recommend.

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