Annotations for Another Insane Devotion : On the Love of Cats and Persons


Baker & Taylor
Explores the ups, downs, and mysteries of the relationship between humans and their cats while also comparing this relationship to the love for another person.

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Baker & Taylor
The award-winning author of The Book of Calamities explores the ups, downs and mysteries of relationships between humans and between humans and their animals while combining all the elements of both a love story and a mystery novel. 20,000 first printing.

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Perseus Publishing

An exploration of the mysteries of love and marriage, pleasure and obligation--through the lens of cat ownership


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Perseus Publishing
From "a genuine American Dostoevsky" (The Washington Post): a dazzling, funny, bittersweet 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. What ensues is a work that recalls travel narratives from The Incredible Journey to W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn. Trachtenberg ponders the mysteries of feline intelligence (why do cats score worse on some tests than pigeons?), the origins of their domestication, their terrible treatment during the Middle Ages. He also looks at the riddle of why any of us loves whom we love and all the unforeseen places to which that devotion leads us.


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