Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Another Insane Devotion by Peter Trachtenberg

From a genuine American Dostoevsky" ( The Washington Post ): a dazzling, funny, bittersweet exploration of the mysteries of relationship, both human and animal. When his favourite cat Biscuit goes missing, Peter Trachtenberg sets out to find her. The journey takes him 700 miles and many years into his past- into the history of his relationships with cats and the history of his relationship with his wife F., who may herself be on the verge of disappearing. What ensues is a work that recalls travel narratives from The Incredible Journey to W. G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn. Trachtenberg ponders the mysteries of feline intelligence (why do cats score worse on some tests than pigeons?), the origins of their domestication, their terrible treatment during the Middle Ages. He also looks at the riddle of why any of us loves whom we love and all the unforeseen places to which that devotion leads us.

Buy Another Insane Devotion by Peter Trachtenberg from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780738217291
ISBN-10: 0738217298
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Da Capo Lifelong
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 8-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - Another Insane Devotion by Peter Trachtenberg

Book Reviews - Another Insane Devotion by Peter Trachtenberg

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Another Insane Devotion book by Peter Trachtenberg and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Peter Trachtenberg

Peter Trachtenberg is the author of The Book of Calamities and 7 Tattoos: A Memoir in the Flesh. He is the recipient of Whiting Writers Award, a Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, and a Bellagio Residency. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. PeterTrachtenberg.com

Books By Peter Trachtenberg

Book of Calamities by Peter Trachtenberg
Hardback, August 2008
$57.31