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Bono
by Helen Brown

Having survived a brush with cancer, Helen Brown, happily married and with three grown children, took stock of her comfortable suburban life and found it wanting. So when she was invited to visit New York, the city that never sleeps, she seized the day and accepted. Perhaps, she mused, she might never return. There was catch, however: would she foster a homeless cat during her stay? Visualising a dozy, sweet-natured snuggler called Mavis, Helen agreed. But the cat she met in the Manhattan shelter was anything but dozy. Instead, Bono, as he'd been named, was wide-eyed and unpredictable, a bundle of nervous energy with a feisty attitude and punk haircut to boot.