A Sense of Purpose
A classic adventure/love story for cat lovers of all ages. Follow Chester as he explores the animal world and encounters unsuspected surprises. More
Orphaned as a kitten on the streets of Manhattan, Chester recounts his first home with Helena, a nine-year-old girl, then losing his home two years later. Living on the city streets, he befriends Abram, a homeless man, who warns him about an impending storm, then dies early the following morning after a bitter, cold night. Friendless once again, Chester becomes trapped inside a moving van and finds himself taken to a small town on the coast of Maine. There he meets an abandoned cat named Patches, a compassionate cat named Buster, and Tate, a peculiar homeless man who also warns Chester of an impending storm. Remembering his own past struggles, Chester helps Patches find food and shelter. Becoming friends, they explore an ancient graveyard one day in a nearby wetland forest where Patches tells Chester about his father entering the dark forest but never returning. When winter arrives, the worst blizzard in over a decade strikes the small coastal town and Patches disappears like his father had. Hoping Patches might have sought shelter from the storm in the nearby forest, Chester begins an arduous search into the forest for his friend. There he encounters a young woman in the old graveyard, drawing in her sketchbook, and ultimately learns the truth about the disappearance of Patches’ father. He also discovers a feral mother cat with her four kittens, struggling to survive, not knowing they would change his life forever. When terrifying events happen under the halo of a moonlit night, Chester realizes the warnings from Abram and Tate were about significant events that would occur in his life. His search not at an end, he comes to understand that every life affects another, and that no matter what we do in our lives, every living being has a sense of purpose.
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