PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
A welcome return for Pat Gray's classic tale of friendship between the Cat, Mouse and Rat.
The Cat finds himself abandoned without food in an unfurnished house. At first he consorts with his old friends, Mouse and Rat; the one addicted to cheese and philosophy, the other to flashy Italian suits and style, but gradually the Cat gives way to his normal cat-like urges. At first guilty, then elated at his new freedom, and the beneficial impact this has on the other residents, the Cat falls prey to a new and troubling vision of how the house might be, with more initiative and enterprise, and more discipline for the likes of Mouse and Rat. Gradually the Cat unleashes new forces on the house and the gardens beyond, achieving ever greater things, except that, as he does so, he finds himself more and more alone.
The Cat will appeal to lovers of books about cats and animal fables.