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The Astonishing Thing

In her inventive, sometimes bittersweet, ultimately uplifting debut, Sandi Ward draws readers into one extraordinary cat's quest to make sense of her world, illuminating the limits and mysterious depths of love . . .

Pet owners know that a cat's loyalty is not easily earned. Boo, a resourceful young feline with a keen eye and inquiring mind, has nonetheless grown intensely devoted to her human companion, Carrie. Several days ago, Carrie–or Mother, as Boo calls her–suddenly went away, leaving her family, including Boo, in disarray. Carrie's husband, Tommy, is distant and distracted even as he does his best to care for Boo's human siblings, especially

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baby Finn. Boo worries about who will fill her food dish, and provide a warm lap to nestle into. More pressing still, she's trying to uncover the complicated truth about why Carrie left. Though frequently mystified by human behavior, Boo is sure that Carrie once cared passionately for Tommy and adores her children, even the non-feline ones. But she also sees it may not be enough to make things right. Perhaps only a cat–a wise, observant, very determined cat–can do that . . . Wonderfully tender and insightful, The Astonishing Thing explores the intricacies of marriage and family through an unforgettable perspective at the center of it all. "A beautiful and touching look into the intricacies of marriage and family life, all seen through the loving and unique perspective of the family pet."
–Modern Cat

Product details

Format

Paperback
| 304 pages

Dimensions

139.7
x 209.55
x 17.78mm

| 368.32g

Publication date
31 Oct 2017

Publisher

Kensington Publishing

Publication City/Country

New York, United States

Language

English

ISBN10
1496711114

ISBN13
9781496711113

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