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Solo's Journey

Aiken Joy Smith

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ISBN 10: 0399133216 / ISBN 13: 9780399133213
Published by Putnam, New York, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are in fine condition, crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. A novel based on the lives of feral cats, from the point of view of one named Solo. 8vo. 255 pp. In protective Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 87981

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Title: Solo's Journey

Publisher: Putnam, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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When their homes are threatened by the Owners, the Quorum cats decide to follow their leader, Solo, and find a new home free of human influence

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The territory held by old feline warrior Dom Bryndle, called a Quorum, is home to a well-disciplined tribe of feral stray catsand one wet-bottomed kitten named Solo. On the other side of the Great Fence live the Owners, a carelessly cruel breed useful mainly for the "grail" they discard, for the ferals have forgotten the ways of wild cats and come to depend on the Owners for survival. Solo feels the tug of the old ways, and heeding the voice that speaks within him, he reluctantly accepts the mantle of leadership. After saving his fellow Quorum members from the final depredations of the Owners, he leads them on a perilous journey to a promised land where all can live free and wild. Although it clearly follows in the footsteps of Watership Down, this slim first novel is so syrupy-sweet as to be almost indigestible. Aiken develops an imaginative language for her characters to speak, but stops short before creating an equally clever animal society, relying instead on a model that comes uncomfortably close to America in the 1950s.
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