Quirk leads mashup lit into bold new territory, turning the formula inside out to infuse Franz Kafka’s horrific masterpiece “The Metamorphosis” with the fuzziest, snuggliest, most adorable invaders possible: kittens! Gregor Samsa is a humble young man who supports his unemployed parents and teenage sister by working as a traveling salesman. But his life goes strangely wrong in the very first sentence of The Meowmorphosis, when he wakes up late for work and discovers that he has inexplicably become an adorable man-sized baby kitten. His family must admit that their son is now so cute—but what good is cute when there are bills to pay, and how can Gregor be so selfish as to devote his attention to a ball of yarn like that? As his new feline identity begins to take over his personality, and his loved ones grow less and less amused by his precious little pawsies, Gregor slowly realizes that his only hope of surviving this bizarre ordeal is to do the one thing he could never manage to do as a man: He must escape from his parents’ house. The Meowmorphosis kicks the celebrated Quirk Classics series into high literary gear, pairing Franz Kafka—one of the most acclaimed young writers of the early 20th century—with Coleridge Cole, who, under another name, is one of the most acclaimed young writers of the early 21st. $12.95


  • 208 pages
  • 5 x 8 inches
  • 1 color
  • paperback

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