The Unconventional Life of Haee (Haee and the other middlings, #2)
Publisher : Middling Industries
Description

Restless with the material 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.

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The Story Behind This Book
Are you a happy middling? “Haee and the other middlings” book series provides an insightful and delightful read at what it means to be functioning, breathing and living as we are today. Middling Industries offers its most acclaimed series “Haee and the other middlings”, taking a meaningful jab at the middle class of the 21st century. Created and written by R.S. Vern, one of today’s most serious social bloggers, this series of books skillfully explores issues on needs versus wants, the pointlessness of pursuit and the contradictions of living with and without rules, all through the ingenious eyes of a cat. Entertaining and insightful, this series of books is beautifully illustrated with thought provoking allegories suitable for older children and adults. R.S. Vern takes a simplistic view through her protagonist, cat Haee, clearly showing you how aimless and lost we are in the midst of making sense of our surrounding material environment and ourselves. Scathing, but fair, cat Haee is as ordinary, average and conventional as it gets. But he deeply reflects the insecure and non-committal persona present in many of us today. R.S. Vern’s simple and lucid tale is not so poetic, perhaps less intense, but likely to last following the likes of Edward Gorey and Shel Silverstein. “Haee The cat with a crooked tail”, the first book of this series is the winner of IndieReader Discovery Awards 2013 Kid’s category.

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Praise and Reviews

"The author provokes us into thinking outside the box. She wants us to ask: "Is that it? Is that what life is all about? Being perfect? Doing all the politically correct things and having it all?" Sure looks good on the surface ... but the illustrations show otherwise.

I like how she combines illustrations and words. I would say the illustrations tell an equally, if not more, compelling story of the ironic messages she is trying to convey. A picture means more than a thousand words, people say. How clever of her!

I recommend this book to everyone: young adults who are about to embark on their journey of life and adults who outwardly think they have got it all but are unhappy inside. The presentation and approach in this remarkable book is simple and clear enough for children and teens to benefit from it, too!" - Allbooks Review International


“...features the adventures of a black cat, told in text with voice overs and animations.” - The Straits Times

“How does one leave a middling – that is, average – life behind? And what does an unconventional existence look like?” - ilovebooks.com


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About R.S. Vern
R.S. Vern
R.S. Vern is the creator of the book trilogy: Haee and the other middlings.

She is often described as an oddly conflicted soul. Constantly torn between the challenges o More...
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