[English] Seven Lives and One Great Love: Memoirs of a Cat by Lena Divani

Title: Seven Lives and One Great Love: Memoirs of a Cat [Goodreads]
Author: Lena Divani
Publisher: Europa Editions
Published: 05/2014
Translator: Konstantine Matsoukas
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Original title: Εγώ ο Ζάχος Ζάχαρης [Goodreads]
Original publisher: Kastaniotis
Original date: 04/2012
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Description
If you have ever lived with cats you know how cunning, tender, ferocious, underhanded, ingenious, foolish and completely adorable they can be. The same words can be used to describe the hero of this novel, Sugar. This is the story—a love story of epic dimensions—of Sugar, a cat with a keen wit and a reflective nature, and his human, Madamigella, a writer with a frenetic and impossibly dispersive life.

In this his seventh life, Sugar has countless stories to tell and a remarkable talent for telling them. But his real area of expertise lies in his preternatural ability to domesticate his humans—whatever you do, don’t even suggest that we are the ones who domesticate him and his feline relatives!

With wit and a broad repertoire of cultural references, Sugar recounts his days and nights spent with Madamigella in a novel that fits squarely into the illustrious tradition of feline literature a la T.S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, Baudelaire, Bukowski, and Celine.

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