Daemon in Lithuania - Henri Guigonnat
A bizarrely comic, cheerful and slightly perverse story set in an imaginary eastern Europe; a cat the size of a huge dog, whose mesmerizing beauty and imperious personality dominate and enchant everyone, is only the most central of many strangenesses. I finished the book laughing and grinning, and willing to think that the narrator's joy makes up for the uneasy undertones of his experiences.