The new novel Civilization (2 volumes) by bestselling author Bernard Werber has been published in Open Books with translation by Jeon Mi-yeon, a translator specializing in French literature.
The setting of the novel is a world devastated by terrorism and war, with billions of people dying from epidemics.
Even in 2019, when this novel was first published in France, it was just a commonly used dystopian setting, but it is a setting that feels even more vivid to us now living in the Corona era.
『Civilization』 is a novel about the adventures of the cat Bastet, the protagonist of 『Cat』, in a world where human civilization has reached the brink of a cliff. The primary goal of the cats is to defeat the attack of the exponentially growing swarm of mice and survive the harsh environment, but the ultimate goal is to build a new civilization to replace human civilization. Various animals, such as pigs, cows, dogs, and pigeons, met along the way can become friends or enemies of the cat.
Can Bastet lead communication and cooperation of different animal species and achieve their goals?
This work is also a novel about the growth of a female cat, Bastet. She is more attractive and lovable than any other protagonist in Berber's work, and she has clear advantages and disadvantages. Let's watch Bastet's bold challenge to build civilization together.