Robert Perišić - "A Cat at the End of the World" - Nada Alic

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Robert Perišić

Robert Perišić will discuss his new book, A Cat at the End of the World. He will be joined in conversation with Nada Alic

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About the book: Delivered like a fable, A Cat At the End of the World shifts perspectives between a runaway slave and the Scatterwind, a bodiless spirit that moves effortlessly through time and space, from the days of ancient Syracuse to our contemporary era. At the center of their stories is Miu, an Egyptian cat—one of the earliest to be domesticated—through whom Robert Perišic channels a deeply profound and beautiful understanding of animal and human behaviors as seen through the results of language, warfare, colonization, trade, and the building of a society.

About the author: Robert Perišić was born in Split, Croatia, in 1969. His most widely translated works are the novels Nas covjek na terenu (Our Man in Iraq) and Podrucje bez signala (No-Signal Area), both of which have received international critical acclaim in numerous prestige media outlets, including The New Yorker, The New York Times, NPR's All Things Considered, and The Guardian. His story collection, Horror and Huge Expenses, was translated by Will Firth and published by Sandorf Passage in 2021.

About the interlocutor: Nada Alic is the author of the debut story collection, Bad Thoughts (Vintage Books) and a forthcoming novel (Knopf). She lives in Los Angeles. 

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