The Resource Lost cat : a memoir, Mary Gaitskill

Lost cat : a memoir, Mary Gaitskill

Label
Lost cat : a memoir
Title
Lost cat
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Last year I lost my cat Gattino. He was very young, at seven months barely an adolescent. He is probably dead but I don't know for certain. So begins Mary Gaitskill's stunning book-length essay, the closest thing she has written to a memoir. Lost Cat begins with the story of how Gaitskill rescued a stray cat in Italy and brought him to live with her in the US, where he went missing. As she explores the unexpected trauma of her loss, Gaitskill describes how she came to foster two siblings, Caesar and Natalia, two inner-city children who spent summers and holidays with Gaitskill and her husband. The joys and ultimate difficulties of this relationship lead to a searing examination of loss, love, safety and fear, and how our limited understandings brush against our unlimited hopes. Gaitskill applies her razor-sharp writing to her most personal subjects yet
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaitskill, Mary
Dewey number
814.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaitskill, Mary
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Pet loss
  • Foster parents
  • Cat owners
  • Women authors, American
  • American essays
Label
Lost cat : a memoir, Mary Gaitskill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9781911547808
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Lost cat : a memoir, Mary Gaitskill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
89 pages
Isbn
9781911547808
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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