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

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

Label
My cat Yugoslavia : a novel
Title
My cat Yugoslavia
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
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."--
Member of
Summary
A love story set in two countries in two radically different times follows the experiences of a Yugoslavian bride and her gay outcast son in present-day Finland, where a pet boa constrictor and a loquacious cat compel a journey of healing and cultural understanding
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10557189
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1990-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Statovci, Pajtim
Dewey number
894/.54134
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hackston, David
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Gay men
  • Yugoslavia
  • Yugoslavia
Target audience
adult
Label
My cat Yugoslavia : a novel, Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Kissani Jugoslavia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1762522
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781101871829
Lccn
2016025721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101871829
  • (OCoLC)953927525
Label
My cat Yugoslavia : a novel, Pajtim Statovci ; translated from the Finnish by David Hackston
Publication
Note
Translation of: Kissani Jugoslavia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1762522
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9781101871829
Lccn
2016025721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781101871829
  • (OCoLC)953927525

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