In the late Roman Empire, City of Cats follows the tumultuous events of one decisive year in the life of Lupicinus, powerful advisor to the Pope, who lives a duplicitous life as a clandestine non-believer, and Saturnine, the unconverted wife of a Christian senator who secretly writes against the Church.
Lupicinus and Saturnine are brought together and their lives changed forever by Kharapan, a Stoic philosopher from a remote land outside the Empire. Kharapan remains true to his principles and loyal to his friends even as he, and the ancient idea of philosophy as a way of life itself, teeter on the brink of extinction.
City of Cats, deeply relevant to our time, is about the soul-rending decisions people are forced to make when the course of history is against them. It is a brilliant and thoughtful exploration of the philosophic way of life that once flourished in Western culture.