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My Cat Yugoslavia (Large Print / Library Binding)

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A young man meets a handsome cat at a gay bar. The cat is repulsive yet charming; adoring but scornful. The man is hooked. In Statovci’s first novel, surreal encounters (like this one) evoke the alienation and exile felt by refugees used to everywhere playing “the other”. Like Exit West, this debut employs just enough magical realism to displace the reader; My Cat Yugoslavia is a perceptual marvel.

Aubrey Restifo

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In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young Muslim girl is married off to a man she hardly knows, and what was meant to be a happy match quickly goes wrong. Shortly thereafter, the country is torn apart by war and she and her family flee to Finland, where her son Bekim grows up to become a social outcast -- not just an immigrant in a country suspicious of foreigners but also a gay man in an unaccepting society. Aside from casual hookups, his only companion is a boa constrictor that, improbably, he lets roam around his apartment.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781683244691
ISBN-10: 1683244699
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Platinum Spotlight Series
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 500
Language: English