The Cat's Pajamas and Other Stories (Paperback)

By James Morrow

Tachyon Publications, 9781892391407, 209pp.

Publication Date: October 31, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (7/1/2004)

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Terminal baptism, erotic performance art, and voodoo economics with actual voodoo.

An integrity gene is harvested from the brain of an unwilling schoolteacher. Christopher Columbus lands in modern-day Manhattan. John Wayne seeks treatment from a cinematic oncologist. Sports fans save the universe every day.

The Cat's Pajamas is a provocative collection of satiric short fiction from Nebula and World Fantasy award-winning author James Morrow. Included is "Auspicious Eggs," in which ritual procreation and compulsory abortion are mandated by the Catholic Church. Two original pieces were written specifically for The Cat's Pajamas the play "Come Back, Dr. Sarcophagus," and the short story "Fucking Justice.

About the Author

James Morrow is the author of the World Fantasy Award-winning Towing Jehovah, the New York Times Notable Book Blameless in Abaddon, the Nebula Award-winning Bible Stories for Adults, and the Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning Shambling Towards Hiroshima. A master of satiric and the surreal, he has enjoyed comparison with Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and John Updike. He has a collection of Lionel trains and a rapidly growing library of DVDs of questionable taste.

Praise For The Cat's Pajamas and Other Stories

"Amply displays [Morrow's] ability to juggle absurdity, tragedy, irony, and outrage."  Locus