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The Resource My cat Yugoslavia, Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston

My cat Yugoslavia, Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston

Label
My cat Yugoslavia
Title
My cat Yugoslavia
Statement of responsibility
Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fin
  • eng
Summary
Already an international sensation: a debut novel that tells a love story set in two countries in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat. In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young Muslim girl is married off to a man she hardly knows, but what was meant to be a happy match goes quickly wrong. Soon thereafter her country is torn apart by war and she and her family flee. Years later, her son, Bekim, grows up a social outcast in present day Finland, not just an immigrant in a country suspicious of foreigners, but a gay man in an unaccepting society. Aside from casual hookups, his only friend is a boa constrictor whom, improbably--he is terrified of snakes--he lets roam his apartment. But during a visit to a gay bar, Bekim meets a talking cat who moves in with him and his snake. It is this witty, charming, manipulative creature who starts Bekim on a journey back to Kosovo to confront his demons, and make sense of the magical, cruel, incredible history of his family. And it is this that, in turn, enables him finally, to open himself to true love--which he will find in the most unexpected place
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DLC
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Statovci, Pajtim
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Hackston, David
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  • Gay men
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Yugoslavia
Label
My cat Yugoslavia, Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Finland as Kissani Jugoslavia in 2014
Control code
19174478
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781101871829
Lccn
2016025721
Label
My cat Yugoslavia, Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston
Publication
Note
Originally published in Finland as Kissani Jugoslavia in 2014
Control code
19174478
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781101871829
Lccn
2016025721

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