Kipling's Cat: A Memoir of My Father

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Protean Press, Dec 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 227 pages
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"Kipling's Cat tells the true story of Jeffries Wyman: Boston Brahmin, brilliant scientist, accomplished artist and grieving widower who left his two children behind in pursuit of science and self. His only daughter and "keeper of the flame," Anne, takes us from the inner sanctum of Boston's elite to the mountains of Japan; from igloos of Alaska to the embassies and back streets of Paris, Cairo, and Rome. A complex, charismatic man, biochemical pioneer and inventor of "allostery", he is portrayed in a most unusual way by the daughter he left alone for most of her life. It is a story compelling, sad, endearing and outrageous, from the eyes of Anne, now 80, willing to tell all." --Book Jacket.
  

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Contents

Blood Ties
3
Paying the Fare to the Moon
9
A World of Ideas
21
Courtship
31
Marriage and Children
38
The Starving Armenians
47
Death and Dislocation
53
War Years
61
Egypt
126
Adrift
134
Science
144
Haute Borne
153
Twilight
163
Sudden Loss
174
Russian Funeral
184
Lazarus
191

Sailing Lessons
70
Rosamond
78
Japan
89
Painting
100
High Life in Paris
108
Olga
117
Passing On
202
Epilogue
211
Acknowledgments
215
Index
217
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