Who and what is Pussy Boy

Pussy Boy - Young Adult Fiction

What if every cat you ever owned and loved could still be reached? What if — by looking into the right pair of cat's eyes — you could fall into a magical "Kingdom of Cats?" Davey Myers' faithful friend Flora has died, but she promises to return. When he finds Graycloud, a new stray kitten, he knows he's discovered the right "window" to Flora. Hiding in the closet with his new kitten, Davey listens to Flora unspool stories of the magical Kingdom, where cats protect the secrets of the universe. As bullies taunt and threaten Davey, he retreats deeper into his journal. As illustrated throughout the book, this journal may also become the weapon of his undoing when both it and Graycloud go missing. At the end of a harrowing ordeal with the bullies, the veneer separating Davey's world from the magical kingdom begins to blur.
 

The Kingdom of Cats

Pussy Boy is the first installment of a trilogy exploring Davey Myers and his mission to survive all the bullies and people in authority who would crush his spirit. Set in the 1960s and 70s in a decaying steel town in Western Pennsylvania, The Kingdom of Cats is at the intersection of fantasy and a classic coming of age story. For Davey Myers, it's not unlike his journey through the Kingdom: a little of both.

About the Author

Douglas Moser was born in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, and studied film and theatre at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut. An award-winning theatrical director, he has directed everything from opera to musicals. In a previous life, he was the artistic of the Boston Post Road Stage Company, where his adaptation of A Christmas Carol won the Connecticut Critics Circle Award.  Pussy Boy is the first standalone novel of a Kingdom of Cats trilogy.


You can see Moser's award-winning adaptation of Frederick Stroppel's Glacier Bay here.