Saturday, 26 June 2010

Margaret Atwood: "Our Cat Enters Heaven"

The International Conference on the short story has just been taking place in Toronto and generating a lot of interest which, I hope, is another sign that the short story is making a come-back.

Margaret Atwood's satirical story 'Our Cat Enters Heaven' is an offshoot of her recent novel, The Year of the Flood, where God's Gardeners believe that animals are their kinfolk and they all have souls and should be treated accordingly.  Margaret Atwood isn't a particularly fluent reader of her own work, but the story made me smile - a lot!

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