By Peter Trachtenberg
From “a real American Dostoevsky” (The Washington Post): a blinding, humorous, bittersweet exploration of the mysteries of courting, either human and animal.
When his favourite cat Biscuit is going lacking, Peter Trachtenberg units out to discover her. the adventure takes him seven hundred miles and plenty of years into his past-- into the heritage of his relationships with cats and the historical past of his dating along with his spouse F., who might herself be at the verge of disappearing. What ensues is a piece that recollects go back and forth narratives from The magnificent trip to W. G. Sebald’s The jewelry of Saturn. Trachtenberg ponders the mysteries of pussycat intelligence (why do cats rating worse on a few checks than pigeons?), the origins in their domestication, their poor remedy throughout the center a long time. He additionally seems on the riddle of why any people loves whom we adore and all of the unexpected areas to which that devotion leads us.
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The director was Bill Juliffe, a rather eccentric individual with big ears and enormous hands, who I discovered lived just up the road from me in a block of flats called, mysteriously,‘The Orb’. Mum and I made my costume for the show and then took to it with a pair of scissors as my character in the piece is supposed to be in prison and in tatters. We took the play to Bathurst for a drama festival and on the long drive I was rehearsing the lines in my head all the way over the Blue Mountains and beyond.
He introduced me to his deputy, an attractive young woman who seemed to do all the 44 Noeline Brown pgs 22/4/05 2:20 PM Page 45 STARTING TO ACT OR THE BARE FACTS work. I spent the morning being introduced to the Dewey system and at lunchtime the staff showed me a room in the basement where we could play table tennis. I joined them in a game of doubles but, never having been talented at sports, proved not to be very good at it. Mr Churm offered to teach me. He stood behind me and placed his hand around my right wrist, which was holding the bat and then he took me by my left wrist, which was holding the ball, and demonstrated the correct way to serve.
They convened a hurried general meeting in the Town Hall and I was asked to attend to represent the library. The mayor called for volunteers. Nobody offered. I think I was the only young person at the meeting, so it was a case of, ‘You’ll do’. I was presented with a blue and gold sash, similar to the ones they drape over cattle at the Royal Show, which branded me ‘Miss Marrickville Olympics’, and given the job of raising money for our local athletes. One night I appeared at a fundraiser, with my new fiancé at the local RSL Club.
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