She and her Cat
for fans of Travelling Cat Chronicles and Convenience Store Woman
Makoto Shinkai author Naruki Nagakawa author Ginny Tapley Takemori translator
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Published: 6th Oct '22
Available, normally delivered within 3-6 days.
The perfect curl-up gift for cat-lovers
'Compassionate and touching' DAILY MAIL
'Goes to scats will save us all' Nick Bradley, author of The Cat and the City
'Totally beguiling' OBSERVER
On the outskirts of Tokyo, in a neighbourhood crossed by a commuter railway, local cats weave their way through the lives and homes of their owners as they navigate difficult times.
A cat named Chobi sends silent messages of courage to a young woman, willing her to end a faltering relationship; a gifted artist fatally misunderstands her boss's enthusiasm for her paintings; a manga fan shuts herself away after the death of her friend, while her cat Cookie hatches a plan to persuade her outside; a woman who has dedicated her life to a distant husband learns a lesson in independence from her cat.
Against the urban backdrop of humming trains and private woes, SHE AND HER CAT explores the gentle magic of the everyday. Populated by both the friendly and the feral, it reveals - with heartstopping clarity and warmth - how even in our darkest moments, community and connection may lead us to a happier place.
***Includes four fabulous illustrations***
'A beautiful, uplifting novel. As mesmerizing as it is strange' SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE
'A gem, written with deep insight and finely attuned to the ways of cats and their humans. An absolute delight' HAZEL PRIOR author of Call of the Penguins
Totally beguiling, with a lightness of touch to the way these yarns handle our bonds with animals * OBSERVER *
A beautiful, uplifting novel. As mesmerising as it is strange * SAINSBURYS MAGAZINE *
A gem, written with deep insight and finely attuned to the ways of cats and their humans. Full of charm and wisdom, this book is absolute delight, and the perfect gift for any cat-lover. * HAZEL PRIOR, author of AWAY WITH THE PENGUINS *
Touching and hugely heartwarming. Goes to show how cats can save us all * NICK BRADLEY, author of THE CAT AND THE CITY *
Sweet and with a subtle magic * SAGA MAGAZINE *
Filmmaker and writer Shinkai (Your Name) conceives a whimsical and moving linked collection...the author's depictions of the friendships between people and felines produces genuine wonder...sure to satisfy readers looking for a pick-me-up * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY *
Compassionate and touching, it's slyly witty, sentimental and sweet * DAILY MAIL *
Light-hearted and wistful * FINANCIAL TIMES *
Dimensions: 204mm x 136mm x 20mm