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The Girl Who Gave Birth to a Cat


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Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Macondo Books
Length: 112 pages
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PhilosophyCenter | Overview   PhilosophyCenter | The Girl Who Gave Birth to a CatThe Girl Who Gave Birth to a Cat: Arcadia Stories is a collection of short fiction by our director, Philip Golabuk. Arcadia is a seaport settlement nestled along the coast of the Mediterranean, a fishing village where the dead can come back to life and the sky rain blood—a sad, anachronistic destination serviced by a train that never arrives. When these and other bizarre events erupt, the townspeople fall prey to superstitious thinking and tribal values. In this, they doom themselves. Arcadia vanishes one day when a tramontana comes sweeping down from the neighboring mountains, blowing away the trees and shops and erasing its history forever.

CONTENTS
En Route to Arcadia
A Mother’s Love
Holes
Ice and Fire
Jacob’s Storm
Leonardo the Thief
The Aquarium Painter
The Bleeding Sky
The Empathic Twins.
The Girl Who Gave Birth to a Cat
The Mad Dog of Arcadia
The Posthumous Fate of Father Demosthenes
The Man Who Was Too Stupid to Die
The Last Word

     
PhilosophyCenter | Introduction   "Arcadia is a fictional village inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Macondo. Marquez, who it was said wrote with a 'witch's pen,' was a master of the Latin-American literary style of magical realism, in which the mundane and the supernatural converge, depicting a world where ancestral ghosts argue in the next room, a blue-eyed dog is taught to weep at the grave of its owner, and children left alone for the afternoon drown in a room flooded by light. The stories in this collection are written in this style as an homage to Marquez and as a reminder that there is an element of eeriness that runs through even the most commonplace events, and that the facade of the everyday that we take for granted can be shattered at any moment by the impossible."

     
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