How Novelist Gabriela Avigur-Rotem Came Up With Her Unforgettable Cat

From the comfort of her Galilee village, the writer explores life and death, humans and felines, and Israel and Costa Rica.

Gabriela Avigur-Rotem's new book is dedicated to “Pachimu, my unforgettable cat.” Entitled “Every Story Is a Sudden Cat” and available only in Hebrew, it is not a book about cats, but about eternal loneliness and disappointment, both during life and afterward. But one of the protagonists is named Shunra − the unforgettable cat who belongs to the book’s heroine, Uriana, and the only...