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In Paris's Pere-Lachaise cemetery lie the bones of many renowned departed. It is also home to a large number of stray cats. Now, what if by some strange twist of fate, the souls of the famous were reborn in the cats with their personalities intact? There's Maria Callas, a wilful and imperious diva, wailing late into the night. Earthy, bawdy chanteuse Edith Piaf is a foul-mouthed washerwoman. Oscar Wilde is hopelessly in love with Jim Morrison who sadly does not return his affections. Frederic Chopin is as melancholic and deeply contemplative as ever, and in honor of the tradition of leaving love letters at his tomb, he is now the cemetery's postmaster general. Last but not least, Marcel Proust is trying to solve the mystery behind some unusual thefts - someone has stolen Rossini's glass eye and Sarah Bernhardt's leg. Told in a series of amusing set pieces and intercepted letters, this is a delicious tale of intrigue, unrequited love, longstanding quarrels, character assassinations, petty spats, and sorcery that builds to a steady climax at the cats' annual Christmas pageant.

About the Author

Bill Richardson is a very popular writer and radio personality in Canada. His other books include Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast (winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humor) and Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast Pillow Book (winner of a B.C. Book Award).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312318680
Subtitle:
A Graveyard Gothic
Author:
Pechet, Bill
Author:
Richardson, Bill
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Paris
Subject:
Reincarnation
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Cat Sleuths
Subject:
Cemeteries
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Gothic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
108-72
Publication Date:
20031020
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes bandw illustrations throughout
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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