Sisypuss, a feline optimist and true believer in luck (though most of his is bad), reminisces about the homeless journey through truths and lies, danger and safety, love and enmity, made with his brother Bob and an odd assortment of characters met along the way.
Three paws in the grave, Sisypuss interweaves memories and his present life as Booley’s cat companion with Booley’s seriocomic troubles with drugs (he enrolls in clinical trials as a work alternative), faithless women, and poetry editors. Sisypuss tells how, among other things, he and his brother survive an animal shelter, a research lab which wrecks their health, the death of a loved guardian, a godforsaken wood where his try at love with a feline heartbreaker leaves him singing the castrato blues, and, finally, the overwhelming event leading him to Booley and safety.
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What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
The advice I would give is standard: Don’t give up.
In the years I haven’t spent scribbling or keyboarding (if that’s a word) in a dark corner, I’ve worked as a journalist, a copy editor at the American Institute of Physics, news editor at PBS, a graphic artist, and acting parole officer.
In my years of scribbling I’ve written the novels Roadblocks to Nirvana, Sisypuss: Memoirs of a Vagabond Cat, Memorial Candle, and Waiting for Charon. Roadblocks and Sisypuss are self-published. The others probably will be in the future since literary novels are unwanted by publishers.
I’ve written many short stories which have been published in literary journals such as The New England Review, Cream City Review, Chicago Review, Witness, Short Fiction, New Letters, etc. and various anthologies.
I live in Tinton Falls, NJ.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The plight of homeless animals.
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