The preeminent work by one of Franceâ€™s most celebrated young comics artists, The Rabbiâ€™s Cat tells the wholly unique story of a rabbi, his daughter, and their talking catâ€“a philosopher brimming with scathing humor and surprising tenderness. In Algeria in the 1930s, a cat belonging to a widowed rabbi and his beautiful daughter, Zlabya, eats the family parrot and gains the ability to speak. To his masterâ€™s consternation, the cat immediately begins to tell lies (the first being that he didnâ€™t eat the parrot). The rabbi vows to educate him in the ways of the Torah, while the cat insists on studying the kabbalah and having a Bar Mitzvah. They consult the rabbiâ€™s rabbi, who maintains that a cat canâ€™t be Jewishâ€“but the cat, as always, knows better. Zlabya falls in love with a dashing young rabbi from Paris, and soon master and cat, having overcome their shared self-pity and jealousy, are accompanying the newlyweds to France to meet Zlabyaâ€™s cosmopolitan in-laws. Full of drama and adventure, their trip invites countless opportunities for the rabbi and his cat to grapple with all the importantâ€“and trivialâ€“details of life.Rich with the colors, textures, and flavors of Algeriaâ€™s Jewish community, The Rabbiâ€™s Cat brings a lost world vibrantly to lifeâ€“a time and place where Jews and Arabs coexistedâ€“and peoples it with endearing and thoroughly human characters, and one truly unforgettable cat.