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Autobiography of a Georgia Cat is the story of a Southern African-American family asit struggles with the illness and death of a granddaughter who is married to aJewish man. Spiritual and family themes are emphasized. The story is narratedby Black Jack, the remarkable family cat, who also tells of his own life as anindoor-outdoor cat in Marietta, Georgia. Much space is devoted to "feline"mythology and spirituality which have a distinctly Native-American flavor. Thestrands of many cultures are woven into the fabric of this story, leaving thereader with a positive message of hope and of the oneness of all things.Animallovers will never look at their pets the same again after meeting Black Jack, adeeply spiritual cat with a wry sense of humor. He agonizes through thealcoholism of his guardian, Archie, and the increasing decrepitude of Archie'swife, Cora, and her centenarian mother. The constant outpouring of gospel musicfrom Mama's radio adds to the spiritual power of this charming and touching story.Whether from his commentary on dogs, fur balls, human nature, or whatever hehas on his mind as he tells his tale, the reader will know that he has had anencounter with a wise, wonderful, and unforgettable feline.