Hilarious and unforgettable, Cat Flap is a charming satire by The New York Times journalist Alan Cowell that takes readers on an odyssey of modern love in modern life.
When she awoke as a cat, Dolores Tremayne saw no immediate advantage in having four paws instead of two arms and two legs.
While business executive Dolores Tremayne flies to Germany for a conference, some part of her wakes up in her London home, inside her house cat, X.
Through the eyes of the mischievous X, Dolores witnesses all sorts of goings-on in her household that she’s not been aware of. What is the upstairs neighbour doing here? Who is her daughter talking to on the internet?
And with her reprobate husband ‘conveniently’ leaving the cat flap open for their indoor cat, Dolores isn’t even sure if X and she will be around to help. The more Dolores sees with X, the more desperate she becomes to take action, until finally she must find a way to intervene before she loses everything.
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I didn't realize this was a reprint of a book I read (and enjoyed!) years ago. Lovely new cover, fun read for cat lovers.
This novel starts slowly and builds to a delightful and comic chaos in the climax. It follows several intertwining stories: x, a London house cat, Dolores, her owner who is now sharing X's mind, Dolorses' erstwhile author husband, and Dolores, the human. The plot switches from one to the other, deftly combining stream-of-consciousness with traditional plot. Another intriguing aspect is that this is happening in early 2020, just before the world changed. I had not expected to like this novel, but I did, i loved it.