The Travelling Cat Chronicles
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

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AN INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING SENSATION, the life-affirming journey of a man and his cat. Translated by Philip Gabriel, a translator of Murakami. INCLUDES 6 EXQUISITE LINE-DRAWINGS ***************************************************** Sometimes you have to travel a long way to see what's right in front of you Nana the cat is on a road trip. He is not sure where he's going or why, but it means he gets to sit in the front seat of a silver van with his beloved owner, Satoru. Side by side they cruise around Japan through the changing seasons, visiting old friends. There's the brusque farmer for whom cats are just ratters; the warm-hearted couple who run a pet-friendly B the mournful husband whose cat-loving wife has just left him. And even a dog who forces Nana to reassess his disdain for the canine species. But what is the purpose of this road trip? And why is everyone so interested in Nana? Nana does not know and Satoru won't say. But when Nana finally works it out, his small heart will break. A life-affirming anthem to kindness and self-sacrifice, The Travelling Cat Chronicles shows how the smallest things can provide the greatest joy.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 25mm | 244g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • DOUBLEDAY
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857524194
  • 9780857524195
  • 89,506

About Hiro Arikawa

HIRO ARIKAWA is a renowned author from Tokyo. Her novel THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES is a bestseller in Japan and is due to be published around the world. PHILIP GABRIEL is a highly experienced translator from Japanese, and best known for his translation work with Haruki Murakami.show more

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"The Travelling Cat Chronicles is delightful. Like a tender feline companion the uniqueness of this book is its subtle yet persistent charm that insinuates itself into your heart long after the encounter has ended." * Fiona Melrose * "The Travelling Cat Chronicles is why I read books. This beautiful story has everything. It's funny, heart-warming, heart-breaking and kind." * Foreword Books * "This is the book I am giving everyone . . . the book I am recommending to anyone buying something Japan-related or cat-related, and, quite possibly, the book I am placing in someone's hand when they ask me what my favourite book is. For a bookseller, that is the highest accolade a book can ever receive." -- Cat McMillan * Waterstones York, Bookseller * "Stunningly beautiful. Tender, warm, sad and uplifting" * The Last Word Review *show more

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"This is the book I am giving everyone . . . the book I am recommending to anyone buying something Japan-related or cat-related, and, quite possibly, the book I am placing in someone's hand when they ask me what my favourite book is. For a bookseller, that is the highest accolade a book can ever receive."show more

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