The author of the acclaimed To All Appearances a Lady has done it again—produced a magical, multi-layered page-turner of a novel that scales vast imaginative heights. Cat’s Pilgrimage is the story of 14-year-old Cathreen, who, estranged from her mother and fleeing the consequences of a schoolmate’s murder, escapes to England to live with her father. There, she is swept up into a place where good and evil, justice, vengeance and enduring love vie for a place in the human heart, a place where the present brushes up against mythology and an all-seeing cat named Cutthroat watches over them all. A powerful modern-day fairytale, Cat’s Pilgrimage will appeal to lovers of contemporary literary fiction with a fantastical touch.
About the author
Marilyn Bowering has had two previous volumes of poetry nominated for the Governor General's Award: Autobiography and The Sunday Before Winter. The former also won the Pat Lowther Award. Her novel Visible Worlds received the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and was shortlisted for the prestigious Orange Prize. Bowering is also the author of Human Bodies: New and Selected Poems and the novel To All Appearances A Lady. She lives in Sooke, British Columbia.