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Of Cats and Men by Nina de Gramont
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Of Cats and Men

by Nina de Gramont

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This is a collection of stories - mostly dealing with aspects of man/woman relationships. The cats range through the book the way they do through life - inscrutable and always unexpected. The thing I liked about the collection was that a good portion of the stories were hopeful. Despite issues, things that made the female characters fearful, the characters choose the relationship and the things they can't control. Maybe that's why it struck a chord. Women often want to be in control - and men & cats just won't be controlled.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0385335032, Paperback)

Haughty Bengals, faithful Maine coons, and feral strays: These are the haunting familiars that animate Nina De Gramont's critically acclaimed debut collection of short fiction. Prowling through every story, these enigmatic creatures expose the hidden fears and passions of the female heart, and illuminate the profound truths of men and love.

A young woman finds two dark surprises in her home: a magpie dismembered by her mischievous cat, and an unsettling glimpse of her fiancé’s secret inclinations...

A pregnant housewife quietly suffers a visit from her troubled brother-in-law while her hidden anger comes to life in the suddenly hostile behavior of her docile house cat...

A frustrated newlywed clings to the last vestige of her well-appointed upbringing--a pampered Himalayan high point--until a rangy stray cat shows her the true meaning of marriage...

As clever, finessed, and keen as the feline disposition it celebrates, Of Cats and Men marks the arrival of an exciting new voice in fiction.

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"Haughty Bengals, faithful Maine coons, and feral strays: These are the haunting familiars that animate Nina de Gramont's superbly imagined debut collection of short fiction. Prowling through every story, these enigmatic creatures expose the truth that lies beneath the surface of every encounter between women and the men they love." "A young woman finds two dark surprises in her home: a magpie dismembered by her mischievous cat, and an unsettling glimpse of her fiance's secret inclinations..." "A pregnant housewife quietly suffers a visit from her troubled brother-in-law while her hidden anger comes to life in the suddenly hostile behavior of her docile house cat..." "A frustrated newlywed clings to the last vestige of her well-appointed upbringing - a pampered Himalayan high point - until a rangy stray cat shows her the true meaning of marriage."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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