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 for immediate dispatch.

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She and her Cat cover

The uplifting Japanese bestseller


'Compassionate and touching'

'Totally beguiling' OBSERVER

Perfect fans ofThe Travelling Cat Chronicles and Convenience Store Woman

On the outskirts of Tokyo, 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
'Goes to show how cats will save us all' Nick Bradley, author of The Cat and the City
'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 *

ISBN: 9780857528223

Dimensions: 204mm x 136mm x 20mm

Weight: 246g

160 pages