First published by Secker UK, 1963, and initially published in German in 1961 as Katz Und Maus. translated by Ralph Manheim.
Light tanning to page block, light edgewear to the gold/gilt coloured covers. Creasing to covers
The setting is Danzig during World War II. The narrator recalls a boyhood scene in which a black cat pounces on his friend Mahlke's "mouse"-his prominent Adam's apple. This incident sets off a wild series of events that ultimately leads to Mahlke's becoming a national hero.