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Poe's Cat

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Thea and Finn are cousins who share a passionate history. Their thoughts are haunted by thoughts of Edgar Allan Poe, who married his cousin when she was only 13, persuading her mother that he could not live without her. But it was Virgina who died, of tuberculosis one winter, comforted by her cat.
Published (first published 1999)
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Laura Morrigan
A beautiful and haunting book. Cousins Thea and Finn are staying at their grandfather's house in the mountains. When they were children, this was the site of their teenage romance, and Thea finds herself reminiscing on their forbidden passion.

Thea begins rewriting Poe's stories from a feminist perspective, told by an illusive Virginia Poe to her cat, as she lies dying. The stories are vivid and frightening, and open up a whole different world within Poe's stories.

The entire book is filled with
Carolyn Mck
Another 'not finished' - there are so many books I am keen to read but I won't persist if I am not engaged by the characters, the story or the language. This had promise and some of the writing was crisply observant but I found it too disjointed as the focus shifted between Thea's interest in Poe (and marginally in his cat), her memories and her relationship with her cousin Finn.

I try to follow Australian women writers and I loved Walker's novel The Wing of Night which I read when it came out a
Jo Rye
Very disappointing. Almost nothing about EA Poe or cats. Other subject matter was very tedious.
Feb 23, 2011 Ina added it
oh my gawd. it sucks. took me forever to finish reading!
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