Lost Cat by Caroline Paul
A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology

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A Finalist for the 26th Lambda Literary Award

Caroline Paul was recovering from a bad accident and thought things couldn't get worse. But then her beloved cat Tibia disappeared. She and her partner, illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, mourned his loss. Yet weeks later, Tibia waltzed back into their lives. His owners were overjoyed. But they were also...jealous? Betrayed? Where had their sweet anxious cat disappeared to? Had he become a swashbuckling cat adventurer? Did he love someone else more? His owners were determined to find out.

Using GPS technology, cat cameras, psychics, the web, and animal communicators, the authors of Lost Cat embarked on a quest to discover what their cat did when they weren't around. Told through writer Caroline Paul's rich and warmly poignant narrative and illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's stunning and hilarious 4-color illustrations, Lost Cat is a book for animal lovers, pet owners, and anyone who has ever done anything desperate for love.
 

About Caroline Paul

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Caroline Paul (http://www.carolinepaul.com/) is the author of East Wind, Rain (HarperCollins, 2006) and Fighting Fire (St. Martin's, 1999). Wendy MacNaughton (http://wendymacnaughton.com/) is the creator of the acclaimed Rumpus illustrated column, Meanwhile, and her work has appeared widely in publications including The New York Times, Print Magazine, GOOD Magazine, PEN America and Bon Appetit.
 
Published April 9, 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 159 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nature & Wildlife. Non-fiction

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In the note, the 40-ish Paul (East Wind, Rain) qualifies the accuracy of her story by noting that she was on painkillers for some of the time (while recovering from a plane crash) and asking the reader to also take into account “normal confusion for people our age.” The author’s note is fol...

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At times the two stories intersect (as when cactus needles pierce Flag's body while the girl gazes at a cactus plant on the school window sill);

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Stilted prose be damned, Kerouac emerges as blood, flesh and bones, an embodied and conscious figure writ larger than life — larger than death, really — by his unwriterly conduct.

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