Collected Stories - Eva is inside her Cat Summary & Analysis

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Eva is inside her Cat Summary

A beautiful woman who is subject to insomnia searches in vain through her house for the cat, only to realize that her spirit has somehow been transported into the cat. Eva tries to come to terms with her existence inside the furry body of a cat. To further complicate matters, Eva must contend with thousands of "hot, tiny insects who, with the approach of dawn, awoke each day and ran about on their moving feet" inside her bloodstream—some kind of unknowable curse that is the inheritance of her special class of beautiful women. Eva curses her ancestors for giving her beauty and the curse of the insects, and is obsessed with her memory of "the boy," a child who was buried five years earlier in a dank, wet hole from which he tries...

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