June 24, 2017

Gigi and the Cat by Colette

gigi and the catAs far as I can remember before reading Gigi and the Cat I hadn’t read anything by Colette.

And now I wish I had.

The book is 2 short stories, “Gigi” and “The Cat”. Both dwell on the change from being a child to being an adult – but in different ways. Gigi is about a girl being groomed to be a courtesan by her mother and grand mother. It’s the shorter story of the two, and the more gripping / has more intrigue. I can’t say much about it without giving away the end, suffice to say she’s more astute than they give her credit for!

Second up is “The Cat” where a boy’s love for his cat gets in the way of his marriage. As well as the whole growing up sub plot we have ones about people marrying the wrong people, and new-money vs old.

A good read.