Kipling's Cat: A Memoir of My Father
"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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