Modern Cat Book Club: Another Insane Devotion
Another Insane Devotion
By Peter Trachtenberg
Published by: The Perseus Books Group
Where to buy it: http://pbgtoolkit.com/buy.php?isbn=9780738215266
Summary from the Publisher
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, and why they are harder to write about than dogs. He also looks at what loving a cat can teach us about loving a human being—another insane devotion that takes us farther than we ever dreamed of going.
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