My Cat Yugoslavia

My Cat Yugoslavia Pajtim Statovci David Hackston
  • Title: My Cat Yugoslavia
  • Author: Pajtim Statovci David Hackston
  • ISBN: 9781101871829
  • Page: 364
  • Format: Hardcover
  • My Cat Yugoslavia Pajtim Statovci David Hackston My Cat Yugoslavia Already an international sensation a debut novel that tells a love story set in two countries in two radically different moments in time bringing together a young man his mother a boa constrictor
    Already an international sensation a debut novel that tells a love story set in two countries in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young Muslim girl is married off to a man she hardly knows, but what was meant to be a happy match goes quickly wrong Soon th Already an international sensation a debut novel that tells a love story set in two countries in two radically different moments in time, bringing together a young man, his mother, a boa constrictor, and one capricious cat In 1980s Yugoslavia, a young Muslim girl is married off to a man she hardly knows, but what was meant to be a happy match goes quickly wrong Soon thereafter her country is torn apart by war and she and her family flee Years later, her son, Bekim, grows up a social outcast in present day Finland, not just an immigrant in a country suspicious of foreigners, but a gay man in an unaccepting society Aside from casual hookups, his only friend is a boa constrictor whom, improbably he is terrified of snakes he lets roam his apartment But during a visit to a gay bar, Bekim meets a talking cat who moves in with him and his snake It is this witty, charming, manipulative creature who starts Bekim on a journey back to Kosovo to confront his demons, and make sense of the magical, cruel, incredible history of his family And it is this that, in turn, enables him finally, to open himself to true love which he will find in the most unexpected place.
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    1. I would really like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book Translated from Finnish and set in the backdrop of the Yugoslav war, it follows two narrative that intertwine of a mother and son, where we get to know the rest of the family Emine, who is married off to someone she barely knows and Bekim, her son, who s a gay Muslim and keeps a boa constrictor and cat for company This book was extremely thought provoking Honest and raw I loved how the author delved into and explored w [...]

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    2. Years ago I remember wishing I could experience a bit of what immigrants experience, or that some could communicate their experiences in ways I could understand They d started out somewhere I d never been, and they d arrived somewhere they d never imagined Like Finland Cold, white, communal, with few racial or religious tensions I was eager to hear it all, but such stories, if they existed, were rarely published in the U.S All that has changed now and I couldn t be happier This remarkable debut [...]

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    3. Pajtim Statocvi kertoi tarinan, jonka l ht maa oli Jugoslavia Sellaista maata ei en ole, sill se on hajonnut Sota, vainot, pakolaisuus, maahanmuutto, maahanmuutajana asuminen vieraassa maassa, nuo ilmi t tulevat hyvin esille Kissani Jugoslavia teoksessa Rinnan oman erilaisuuden hyv ksymisen kanssa kulkee seksuaalisuus, johon fantasia antaa oman lis v rityksen Bekimin tarinassa idin ja pojan tarinat ovat s vylt n erilaiset, mik on juonellisesti hyv asia, sill heit erottaa niin moni asia Taianomai [...]

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    4. Shame on the publisher for inflicting this unripened novel on the world The Kosovar mom s story is heart rending and realistically told, but the interleaved narrative of her gay son, a refugee in Finland, is simply awful he is nothing but a conglomeration of resentments, ideas, and neuroses His pet is a boa constrictor in the most unenjoyable, unreal, bizarre section, one of his boyfriends is a talking, racist, homophobic cat Need I say

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    5. Loved this book I m not sure if I would describe this as a book for cat lovers, though people who love cats and snakes will find it engrossing this is a book for lonesome souls, of people who are struggling to build a life, a home.

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    6. Stavoci is remarkably confident The writing zings The novel begins with a gay hookup that was very well written, just a stunning use of a scene to create the inner life, very quickly, of an alienated gay man who happens too to be a literal alien from Yugoslavia to Finland The smells in this book are brilliantly rendered A snake and a cat figure prominently in the story and the relationship that the protagonist has with each is weird, unsettling, and perfect I m respectful of this author and look [...]

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    7. A brilliant, beautiful novel.

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    8. Definitely pulls you in I finished it in one day Both the Finns and the Kosovans take hits, but the core story is how hard it is to be an immigrant There is a lot of humanity, but also a lot of violence and misogyny in the characters it clearly appalls the author I would definitely read by Statovci.

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    9. I struggled with this book at the beginning and then grew to love it I wasn t sure what to make of it, especially when Bekim seemed to be talking to cat who was talking back It felt like this part was out of the blue completely and that maybe I was reading a Murakami story That part ended quickly which only made it even strange.But This story is about a family who moves from Kosovo to Finland for a better life, a better home and away from the war that was happening back there It s narrated from [...]

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    10. Huh, mik esikoisromaani Tarina oli koskettava ja se vei mukanaan jo heti ensisivuilta l htien Yksi t hti l htee siit , ett osa tapahtumista oli hieman liian outoja minulle tai sitten en vain ymm rt nyt niit tarpeeksi.

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    11. Recommended by the estimable unless you re the Cheeto in Chief New York Times, this debut novel by Kosovo born Finn Pajtim Statovci is just plain weird Odd, and uneven, which might mean the same thing, but in fact counts as two criticisms.The plots, following Mom and son, stretch out over time Mom s, the pedestrian narrative of the two, is conventional and slower paced It s simply the tale of a young bride who marries a fellow Yugoslavian who is strong, handsome, and the worst kind of male cha [...]

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    12. Allts VAD VAR DET H R Hur l ste jag ens ut den Fattar jag inte synbolik VAD VILL DEN H R BOKEN

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    13. Alkuun tahmannut esikoisromaani vei kkiarvaamatta mukanaan kissoineen ja k rmeineen Statovci kuljettaa kahden kertojan tarinaansa kauniisti, kaikkea en ehk ymm rt nyt, mutta ei ehk tarvitsekaan Komea, v kev , kaunis kirja.

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    14. I was so conflicted rating this I couldn t decide between 3 5 and 4 5, so I ll give it a 3,5 It s so hard to be objective about this book, because it s by a Kosovan author from Finland , and I can t decide if I m excited about the book because it s good or because it s cool that Albanians in the diaspora are finally writing novels and getting them published I give it a 4 for all the relatable material and reading about familiar places, things and traditions It s also well written The use of the [...]

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    15. Olipa hieno esikoisteos Parasta kotimaista nykykirjallisuutta, melkein uskallan v itt Tihe on tunnelma ja kovin ihanasti taipuu suomen kieli Aiheet liikkuvat naisen asemassa, Suomeen muuttamisessa, kulttuurieroissa, perheess , rakkaudessa ja stereotypioissa Symboliikkaa paljon ja tulkittavaa riitt Kukaan ei ole vain yht ainakin n in itse minulle kirjan kissa ja k rme tuntuvat avautuvan.

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    16. There are good bones in this book, but in the end it s unpolished I was set to give a higher rating, because of the strong storytelling when the author describes the refugee experience especially in the Emine storyline The Bekim storyline was so discombobulated and I kind of hated the ending.

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    17. Kissani Jugoslavia is a weird book that gets you thinking It s well written and interesting so very different to what Finnish books usually are It was extremely great to read about the mother especially Her narration was better than her son s It s also concrete as the son s was cryptic and full of secret metaphors The mother was the reason, really The Albanian culture was something that I wasn t familiar with and how it clashed with the Finnish culture was priceless The mother is very keen and [...]

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    18. Odd Simply a little too weird for me I ve always found it difficult to accept that there are no answers to be found, that I just shouldn t try to analyse something I can t be sure about.While I liked to learn about Bekim s problems assimilating in Finland and the culture, I preferred her mother s parts, at least those made sense.Undoubtedly very skilled and impressive, just a little too weird for me Can t give it a three so a 3.5 rounded up Hopefully Tiranan syd n will be coherent and I ll be a [...]

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    19. Someone could tell me that this book is a work of genius, snakes represent this and cats represent that, and I would say, yes, of course, I see Or someone could tell me that it makes no sense and I would say, sure, of course.I enjoyed reading the two stories of mother and son, although it was about the 2 3 point that I realized I would most likely end the book as confused as I was at that moment I m planning to read some reviews to try to make sense of it, although that feels a little bit like c [...]

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    20. Kaksi t hte siit , ett toinen puolisko oli hitusen mielenkiintoisempi kuin ensimm inen, ja jaksoin taistella loppuun asti Ei sytytt nyt.

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    21. I enjoyed the book even though I didn t quite understand it Maybe I m just not the type of reader this book was meant for Nonetheless, it was an interesting and enjoyable read.

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    22. I m not really sure how to describe how important this book felt, except to say that each relationship points to how we can both respect and loathe, dream and relinquish hope and at every moment feel torn between obligation to family and yourself I loved it and mourned its ending.

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    23. It s good to read about non tragic queer characters, books with Muslim and refugee protagonists, books that document the cost of war on women, books that come from countries I ve never read anything from before Finland and Kosovo Also it s great to read really honest and realistic depictions of romantic love how it flips and changes and includes multiple conflicts all at once.

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    24. Kissani Jugoslavia on 24 vuotiaan kirjallisuutta ja k sikirjoittamista opiskelevan Pajtim Statovcin vahva, vivahteikas ja maaginen debyyttiromaani Kirja voitti Helsingin Sanomien esikoiskirjapalkinnon erityisen vahvassa palkintosarjassa Muun muassa Tommi Kinnusen tyylik s hitti Nelj ntienristeys ja Antti Holman huikea J rjest j olivat ehdolla N ist kolmesta lukemastani erinomaisesta ehdokkaasta preferoin itse J rjest j , mutta Statovci vakuutta my s.Romaani on perhetarina ja siirtolaiskuvaus, jo [...]

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    25. I honestly don t know how to review this book There are two story lines One is told by Emine, a young Muslim girl in Yugoslavia The other line is told by her son, Bekim Emine s story is horrifying, but it s realistic When a young man notices her on the road, he requests her hand in marriage basically, his family buys her with new clothing for her family, food, jewelry, and enough money to finish building their house In installments, we follow her wedding and life with him through the years, incl [...]

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    26. T m on n it kirjoja, joita en oikeastaan edes uskalla l hte tulkitsemaan Se her tt mielikuvia ja ajatuksia, mutta selke ymm rrys siit , mist t ss kaikessa on kysymys j tt ytyy loppua my ten v hint nkin k sivarrenmitan p h n Kirjan kaksi t rkeint motiivia, kissa ja k rme, ovat kiehtovia ja etenkin k rmeest , joka kietoutuu milloin mitenkin ja milloin mihinkin, v littyy vahvoja kuvia Yksi parhaista kohdista on heti kirjan alussa, kun p henkil hankkii boa k rmeen lemmikikseen, p st sen vapaaksi asu [...]

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    27. Uskomattoman kauniisti kirjoitettu ja sopivan kryptinen kirja koko el m n l pi l sn olevasta ulkopuolisuuden tunteesta, k rmeist , kissoista, sodasta ja kuolemasta Toistelin itselleni, ett niinh n se on, asenne ratkaisee, asenne ratkaisee, ja min j in bussista pois siksi ett halusin k vell loppumatkan enk siksi ett se oli t ynn ja jouduin seisomaan sen k yt v ll , eik neni v rissyt kun hoidin asioita puhelimitse, enk edes vet nyt hartioitani kumaraan kun k velin t ysien puistonpenkkien ohi.

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    28. At first it was confusing Then it was slow Then at part II things started happening and the story was put in motion, and part III was my favourite part I m still not quite sure what exactly happened, though, but I do know what I think of the characters now and that ll do.It s of a 4 star book, but I m still giving it three.Helmet reading challenge 2017 42 A debut

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    29. Honestly Was not a fan of the writing style nor the story itself either Reading this book was a chore, and not a very enjoyable chore I kept pushing and pushing, hoping for it to get better Hoping for the story get engaging for me, but I fear that the opposite happened The I read, the less interested I was.Maybe I m not intelligent enough for this award winning debut novel full to the brim of metaphors as I felt a lot of the context went over my head.Like a lot of other readers, I found the mo [...]

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