"Why write? Life is a cage of empty words." Trapped behind bars with a wheel that taunts him with its meaninglessness, Edward the Hamster records the existential angst that is the sum of his short life. His diary is an extraordinary work, filled with profound meditations on the nature of captivity, the emptiness of life, and the irrational will to live. Inspired by a singularly gloomy hamster the two actually owned, sister and brother Miriam and Ezra Elia pay tribute to the rodent who has haunted their collective psyche ever since with this darkly hilarious diary translated from the original hamster and illuminated with Miriam's slightly paranoid white-on-black cartoons. The book is bound in black, with silver foil on the cover.
"Fans of Henri, the existentialist cat of Internet fame, will probably fall even harder for diarist Edward the Hamster's brief, pocket-sized belles lettres."—Village Voice