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White cat, black dog : stories  Cover Image Book Book

White cat, black dog : stories / Kelly Link ; illustrations by Shaun Tan.

Link, Kelly, (author.). Tan, Shaun, (illustrator.).


"Finding seeds of inspiration in the Brothers Grimm, seventeenth-century French lore, and Scottish ballads, Kelly Link spins classic fairy tales into utterly original stories of seekers -- characters on the hunt for love, connection, revenge, or their own sense of purpose. In "The White Cat's Divorce," an aging billionaire sends his three sons on a series of absurd goose chases to decide which will become his heir. In "The Girl Who Did Not Know Fear," a professor with a delicate health condition becomes stranded for days in an airport hotel after a conference, desperate to get home to her wife and young daughter, and in acute danger of being late for an appointment that cannot be missed. In "Skinder's Veil," a young man agrees to take over a remote house-sitting gig for a friend. But what should be a chance to focus on his long-avoided dissertation instead becomes a wildly unexpected journey, as the house seems to be a portal for otherworldly travelers -- or perhaps a door into his own mysterious psyche"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593449974
  • ISBN: 0593449975
  • ISBN: 9780593449950
  • ISBN: 0593449959
  • Physical Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Random House trade paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The White Cat's divorce -- Prince Hat underground -- The White Road -- The girl who did not know fear -- The game of smash and recovery -- The lady and the fox -- Skinder's veil -- Acknowledgements -- Excerpt from The book of love. The book of Susannah -- The book of Laura.
Subject: Characters and characteristics > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Vengeance > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary.
FICTION / Literary.
Short stories.
Genre: Short stories.
short stories.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Fantasy fiction.

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