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City of Cats (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author

Max Diksztejn lives in San Francisco. City of Cats is her first novel.

Praise For…

“This historical novel of ideas explores the nature of belief and the politics of religion in Christian Rome. Diksztejn’s debut follows Saturnine — an atheist, writer, and conflicted wife of an ambitious Christian senator — and Lupicinus, advisor to the pope.”

— Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780996524711
ISBN-10: 0996524711
Publisher: Four Watt Press
Publication Date: March 20th, 2016
Pages: 440
Language: English
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