Interweaving real episodes in recent Chinese history such as the Olympic Games, the SARS virus, and tainted pet-food scandals with a richly imagined world, this heartwarming story of cats and humans does what W. Bruce Cameron's A Dog's Purpose did for canines. It will make you laugh and tear up, while showing the battles fought between the corruption of modern living and the ideals of traditional life.
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Narrated in alternating chapters by Soyabean, a handsome, lazy ginger tom, and Tofu, a small dark cat who prefers the world from her perch in the courtyard’s pomegranate tree, the novel cat-walks between credibility and fantasy, just as these animal stories do.Oct 01 2012 | Read Full Review of Chinese Whiskers: A Novel
Living in China during a time when a virus affecting humans is being blamed on cats, and scandals surround pet food, is not ideal for felines.Feb 16 2013 | Read Full Review of Chinese Whiskers: A Novel
A migrant construction worker tells the lost cat Tofu, "Our great leader Deng Xiaoping said it didn't matter if it was a black cat or white cat as long as it caught mice.Jan 20 2011 | Read Full Review of Chinese Whiskers: A Novel
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