Morse Code for Cats
Coming of age … coming out. When Sam exchanges the country for the city on the eve of a new millennium, a wonderful world of possibility opens up: sex ... drugs ... sport. But when that world collapses, Sam must re-examine his every decision to finally become 'good at life.' Contemporary ... insightful ... raw ... Morse Code for Cats is funny at times and at times intensely moving. More
Sam wants life to be the way it is in books – one meaningful moment after another – so exchanging the country for the city on the eve of a new millennium presents a wonderful world of possibility. Sex, drugs, sport, a new circle to move in, plus a chance to make money doing something he loves: his fresh start offers it all.
But reality soon becomes more potboiler than literary masterpiece, and Sam finds himself re-examining the books that have inspired him. Perhaps there he can find what he needs to be ‘good at life’ before his own spirals completely out of control.
‘A poignant and evocative story, recalling the adventurous ghosts of youthful exuberance.’
Christopher Ciccione, author, Life with My Sister Madonna.
‘Told with poeticism, hilarity and many heartbreaking and poignant moments, a genuine, gritty and gripping coming-of-age novel.’
Angela Meyer, reviewer, Literary Minded.
'(I)t’s impossible to be unmoved by Conyers’ perfectly flawed, all too real characters, as they document universally awkward, agonising and occasionally exquisite, tentative first steps into adulthood. You’ll remember Morse Code for Cats.’
Mark White, choreographer, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
‘A charming, touching and buoyant story, well written and astutely observed – Morse Code for Cats is an enviable debut.’
Richard Watts, reviewer/TripleR presenter.
‘Conyers has, in Sam, created a sweet and instantly likeable character … Equal parts funny and affecting, Morse Code for Cats is an enjoyably tumultuous journey.’
Nick Bond, co-editor/journalist, Southern Star.
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