This compelling staff pick comes to you from Kyle (@tylekurner ) from the main floor! “A young, gay Kosovar immigrant, emotionally suffocated by compounded senses of otherness as an ethnic and sexual minority, finds solace in falling in love with a talking cat, whom he met at a gay bar. A young Muslim girl in Kosovo is married to a man whose promise of a good life is broken, while their familiar safety is threatened by the Yugoslav wars. All the while, author Pajtim Statovci unpacks the social implications of what it means to be lonely with his lean, precise prose and humane sense of characterization, allowing My Cat Yugoslavia to ascend into being one of the great literary debuts and queer novels, with a profound understanding of what it’s like having a fractured sense of self and to find comfort in what’s not necessarily good for you.” •• #staffpickfriday #staffpick #bookstagram #readstagram #bookrecommendation #recommendedbook #book
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