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Feline Plague

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ISBN-10: 1556437641

ISBN-13: 9781556437649

Edition: 2009

Authors: Maja Novak, Maja Visenjak-Limon, Robert Buckeye

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A deftly written novel brimming with magical realist touches,The Feline Plaguetells the story of Ira, a Slovenian child who discovers early the cruelty of the adult worldparticularly the mistreatment of animals. Ira struggles to reconcile her life with a world in which people are small-minded, the chances for happiness are few, and petty tyrants rule. She takes a job with The Lady, a capitalist entrepreneur who runs the Ark, a pet emporium where she expects "pets will become the new jewelry." Ira careens into adulthood alongside a fairy-tale cast: her evil mother and sisters, a benevolent grandmother, best friend and alter ego Felipe, a blind painter who moonlights as a window dresser, and…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Born in 1960 in Jesenice, Slovenia, Maja Novak holds a law degree from the Law Faculty in Ljubljana and has received several prizes for her writing. She has published four novels—Izza kongresa, ali umor v teritorialnih vodah (Behind the Congress, or Murder in Territorial Waters1993), Cimre (Roommates1995), Karfanaum (Karfanaum1998), and Ma ja kuga (Feline Plague2000), as well as a collection of short prose, Zverjad (Wild Beasts1996) and three books for children. Her work has been translated into several languages.