One-eyed Cat

One-eyed Cat

A Novel

Book - 1984
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One night, Ned takes a shot at a shadow with his father's air rifle. When a one-eyed cat shows up in the area, Ned begins to suspect that his shot might have injured the animal. Guilt-ridden, Ned finally assumes responsibility for wounding the cat. A touching story of an eleven-year-old's struggle with his conscience. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Publisher: Scarsdale, N.Y. : Bradbury Press, c1984.
ISBN: 9780027355406
0027355403
9780440216254
0440216257
Branch Call Number: LPLB850402174414
LPLB850612181100
Characteristics: 216 p. ;,22 cm.

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"Written in Fox's sure, resonant prose, this follows Ned the minister's son, through the eight months after a secret disobedience: he fired a forbidden air rifle of a much loved uncle, and possibly--probably--hit something. Though Ned's 1935 home is a wonderful place (his mother, suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, is bedridden), Ned seems happy enough and forgets about the shot. Thereafter, haunted by his act, the eleven-year-old finds himself becoming evasive, and keeps being visited by memory and shame. He loses interest in things, turns down a trip with that favorite uncle and fights briefly with a friend." (Novelist Review)

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