Big Cats (Paperback)


By Holiday Reinhorn

Free Press, 9780743272940, 214pp.

Publication Date: July 6, 2005

List Price: 15.99*
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Big Cats opens with Charlotte, in which a young girl with a broken pelvis spies on her voluptuous neighbor during a long, hot summer night, setting the tone of irrepressible curiosity and yearning that is evident throughout the collection. In Get Away from Me, David, a bank manager tries to overcome his haunted past as he deals with the aftermath of a minor earthquake and the body of a customer who died in the lobby. Big Cats pits two teenage girls against each other in an escalating catfight at the zoo where they work, culminating in a blowout in front of the lion cage.

Praise For Big Cats: Stories

"Holiday Reinhorn is among the very best of a new generation of short story writers. Her work grabs you from the beginning and doesn't let go: tough, deep, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Big Cats is the work of a major talent."

-- Dan Chaon, author of the National Book Award fiction finalist Among the Missing and You Remind Me of Me