CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN meets TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES- Heart-stopping, tender Japanese bestselling debut novel about four women and the cats in their lives, as they lurch towards self-discovery in modern-day Japan by a hugely acclaimed Japanese anime filmmaker
For fans of THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES and translated by Ginny Tapley Takemori, translator of CONVENIENCE STORE WOMAN, a tender and mesmerizing story about kindness, community and the wonder of life
On the outskirts of Tokyo, in a neighbourhood overlooked by an elevated 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 who cannot end a faltering relationship; a gifted artist fatally misunderstands her boss’s enthusiasm for her paintings; a manga fan shuts herself away after the traumatic 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 traffic, 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.
Title: SHE HER CAT
Author: SHINKAI MAKOTO & NAGAKAWA NARUKI
Publication date: 05/10/2022
Imprint: DOUBLEDAY AUSTRALIA RHO