Waltzing the Cat (Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393343472, 288pp.
Publication Date: January 28, 2013
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In this remarkable follow-up to the best-selling Cowboys Are My Weakness, Pam Houston traces the story of peripatetic photographer Lucy O'Rourke through eleven linked fictions "full of memorable paragraphs and...sentences worth underlining" (Rocky Mountain News). Lucy is prone to the wrong decisions at critical times--not to mention natural disasters--but a surprise encounter with Carlos Castenada sends her back to her beloved Rocky Mountains, where she takes comfort in animals, the jagged landscape of Colorado, and the sage advice of women friends. Houston serves up her characteristic blend of relationships and adventure in this story of one woman's struggle for balance in a world that keeps pitching and rolling under her feet.