Here's another one for the crazy mash-up file.

The good people of Quirk Books (the company that brought us Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and others) have a new literary creation:

The Meowmorphosis.

Here's the plot description from Quirk:

Gregor Samsa is a humble young man who works as a fabric salesman to support his parents and sister. But Gregor’s quiet life goes strangely awry when he wakes up one morning late for work and finds that, inexplicably, he is now a man-sized baby kitten. His family freaks out: Yes, their son is OMG so cute, but what good is cute when there are bills piling up? And how can he expect them to serve him meals every day? If Gregor is to survive this bizarre, bewhiskered ordeal, he’ll have to achieve what he never could before: escape from his parents’ house.

Never got around to reading Kafka's The Metamorphosis? (In it, Gregor Samsa turns into an enormous insect.) Maybe The Meowmorphosis will be just the ticket for you, instead!

Have you had enough of mash-ups, or are you just itching—or rather, meowing (sorry)—for the next one?

Also in BookPage: If you've ever wondered about the people who write these mash-ups, check out our essay from Steve Hockensmith, author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls.

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