Hiro Arikawa: The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Title: The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Author: Hiro Arikawa
Genre: Literary Fiction, 21st Century Japanese Literature
Date Published: October 23, 2018
Publisher: Berkley Books
Source: Purchased
Pages: 288
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Nana, a cat, is devoted to Satoru, his owner. So when Satoru decides to go on a road trip one day to find him a new home, Nana is perplexed. They visit Satoru’s old friends from his school days and early youth. His friends may have untidy emotional lives but they are all animal lovers, and they also wonder why Satoru is trying to give his beloved cat away. Until the day Nana suddenly understands a long-held secret about his much-loved owner, and his heart begins to break. Narrated in turns by Nana and by his owner, this funny, uplifting, heartrending story of a cat is nothing if not profoundly human. (via Goodreads)

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