The guest cat / Takashi Hiraide.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: Picador, 2014.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781447279402 (pbk.) :
Translated from the Japanese.
A couple in their 30s live in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo. They work at home as freelance writers. They no longer have very much to say to one another. One day a cat invites itself into their small kitchen. She is a beautiful creature. She leaves, but the next day comes again, and then again and again. New, small joys accompany the cat; the days have more light and colour. Life suddenly seems to have more promise for the husband and wife; they go walking together, talk and share stories of the cat and its little ways, play in the nearby garden. But then something happens that will change everything again.
144 pages ; 20 cm
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