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Felidae - Special U.S. Edition

Felidae - Special U.S. Edition

Akif Pirincci

Akif Pirincci

Like Patrick Susskind's Perfume, Felidae is a remarkable literary thriller from Europe with dark, historical resonance. With his American debut, Akif Pirinçci has accomplished a leap of the imagination so thrilling and original that the book has already become an international sensation, rising to the top of bestseller lists in Germany, France, and Italy.Although it unfolds daily around us - in our backyards, kitchens, basements, and alleys - the world of Felidae is unknown to mere humans. Our witty, ironic guide is Francis, an ordinary housecat with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Refusing to accept the banality of death, Francis sets out to connect a chain of events, each link more mysterious and perplexing than the last: a rash of grisly psychopathic murders, a bizarre sect that worships an unknown martyr, an ancient crypt whose guardian is half insane, and the journal of a human scientist whose obsessive experiments violated all moral codes, human or feline ...The answers to Francis's questions are not simple. They concern the nature of good and evil, subjugation and liberation, and the ambiguities of justice. They are about cruelty, vengeance, the necessary cycle of creation and destruction, and even genocide.Akif Pirinçci has brilliantly imagined a world where cats speak and act almost as humans do. Highly praised upon publication in Europe, Felidae is a subtle psychological thriller that delves into the reader's subconscious to illuminate the best and worst about ourselves.
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Felidae on the Road - Special U.S. Edition

Felidae on the Road - Special U.S. Edition

Akif Pirincci

Akif Pirincci

Francis the cat detective, whose first case featured in Akif Pirinçci's international bestseller Felidae, enjoys a comfortable bachelor existence with his human companion and 'tin-opener' Gustav, until one day disaster strikes. Gustav is invaded by a live - in lover who aims to reform his life-style - and his cat's. Francis decides to go on the road, and sets out one stormy night to try his luck in the country.However, perils lurk in the country too. Soon the corpses are coming thick and fast. A serial killer is slaughtering the farmyard cats. The strange, blind tribe of cats who live in the sewage system, rescuing and adopting unwanted kittens, commission Francis to bring the murderer to justice. But who is the murderer? Are the sewer cats right to suspect Crazy Hugo, formerly one of their number, and his mastiff accomplice? Could the real culprit be the mysterious creature known to Francis as Monster Paw? What about the seductive Alcina and her family of forest-dwelling wild cats - how are they involved? What is the true secret of the satellite dish once tended by Diana the ecologist and her cat the ESP enthusiast Ambrosius? And why is a human hunter out to shoot Francis himself?Reluctantly dabbling in the paranormal, Francis brings his logical brain to bear on the case, until all is made clear in a denouement with surprises to spring until the last.Once again, Akif Pirinçci has written a gripping and witty crime story which at the same time faithfully reflects feline behaviour.Praise for Felidae:'A tough and unsentimental detective story told the way cats see things. I wish my cat could read it.'- Patricia Highsmith'The plot is ingenious, the movement lively ... Altogether there is never a dull moment.'- Julian Symons, Sunday Times'The most unusual thriller of the year ... Takes the prize for black humour, too.'- Mail on Sunday'Orlando the Marmalade Cat playing Inspector Morse, with a dash of James Bond thrown in.'- Independent on Sunday'Has all the twists and terrors of a good Ruth Rendell.'- Country Living
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