Cat Country, Paperback

Cat Country Paperback

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



When a traveller from China crash-lands on Mars, he finds himself in a country inhabited entirely by Cat People.

Befriended by a local cat-man, he becomes acquainted in all aspects of cat-life- he learns to speak Felinese, masters cat-poetry, and appreciates the narcotic effects of the reverie leaf - their food staple.

But curiosity turns to despair when he ventures further into the heart of the country and the culture, and realizes that he is witnessing the bleak decline of a civilization.

Cat Country, Lao She's only work of science fiction, is both a dark, dystopian tale of one man's close encounter with the feline kind and a scathing indictment of a country gone awry.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Classic science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780143208129



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