Eden in Purrgatory: A Satire is a satirical, yet well-researched prequel to Eden at Play: A Grown-Up Fable. It initiates a thematic trilogy that explores our relationship, for good or ill, with spiritual matters. This prequel is told from the perspectives of first-century cats; the middle book from contemporary people like ourselves; and the final entry from futuristic people who are half-robotic.
This novel includes a section on the historical aspects that are not limited to many of its characters. I also pay tribute to The Arabian Nights, Homer, and Greek mythology as well as the burgeoning Christian religion.
You don't need to be a cat lover or an atheist to enjoy Eden in Purrgatory: A Satire. That will help you more appreciate the satire, but a religious person and cat hater may well enjoy going back in time to when this thought-provoking story takes place.
The book begins with my introductory poem, continues with brief poems or haikus as if created by a narrating cat, and ends with two of my recent poems on this spiritual theme.