Haee and the other middlings: (Haee and the other middlings, #2)

· Haee and the other middlings Issue #2 · Middling Industries
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About this ebook

An excellent follow up on "Haee The cat with a crooked tail", winner of IndieReader Discovery Award 2013

An unconventional read on what it takes to be functioning, living, breathing in a middling city through the eyes of a cat!

"This unconventional life of Haee seems to defy categorization as it captures the imagination with its creativity." - Judge 83, 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

"Like the first book, The Unconventional Life of Haee features appealing illustrations which are whimsical but tempered with a dash of quirky, Edward Gorey-style grimness." - ilovebooks.com

"The story made me keep turning the pages till the very end, as the writing generates beauty through its simplicity. The plot bears features of an allegory, as it contains several levels of understanding. This book can be read and enjoyed as a simple tale woven around an alley-cat, although it has a deeper layer of ideas inter-twined in it. The themes are presented just as parts of the world it describes ..... the writing denotes wit, subtle humor and even cynicism towards the absurdities found in the human world. The story is strewn with illustrations which contribute considerably to the artistic value of this piece of writing." - A 5 star rating by Readers' Favorite

Restless with the comforts at home, Haee ventures out and meets a middling cat, Whie, in the back alley. 

Fascinated by Whie’s way of life and driven by a need to establish some form of discipline, Haee creates a new set of rules for all the middling cats living in the alley. The alley becomes known as “Green Alley”.

Over time, some begin to break the rules. While “playing police”, Haee starts to question the soundness of his rules and the need for these rules.

Scathing, but fair, cat Haee is as ordinary, average and conventional as it gets. But he represents the insecure and noncommittal persona present in many of us today. 

Watch #booktrailer at https://youtu.be/Cvh5_4Fwr8c

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R.S. Vern
February 10, 2014
“While “The Unconventional Life of Haee” is bold in its attempt to tackle serious issues of conservation, group dynamics and the importance of hygiene in the work place, it is not a classic in the canon of illustrated kid’s fiction. However, it does provide a welcome chuckle, even to the most hardened reader.” – Julia Lai, IndieReader “The plot bears features of an allegory, as it contains several levels of understanding. “The Unconventional Life of Haee” can be read and enjoyed as a simple tale woven around an alley-cat, although it has a deeper layer of ideas inter-twined in it. The themes are not made lessons. They are presented just as parts of the world it describes.” – Gayani Hathurusingha, Readers Favorite
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About the author

R.S. Vern is the creator of book trilogy series: Haee and the other middlings. She is the winner of the IndieReader Discovery Awards 2013.

Often described as an oddly conflicted soul, R.S. Vern is constantly torn between the challenges of saving the world and the reality of making a living. She calls herself a middling – urbanised, bored, and most of the time confused.

R.S. Vern enjoys coffee exchanges on concepts of being an acceptable human being. Instead of writing as herself, she feels it is less brutal seeing life through the eyes of a cat.

Haee is a real cat living in her home. At the time this book was written, Haee was 8 years old.

R.S. Vern holds a Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore and a Masters of Arts from Oklahoma City University. She currently resides on a very small, urban and competitive island populated by middlings.

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