Publisher: Atlantic Books
Weight: 420 g
In Tokyo - one of the world's largest megacities - a stray cat is wending her way through the back alleys. And, with each detour, she brushes up against the seemingly disparate lives of the city-dwellers, connecting them in unexpected ways.
But the city is changing. As it does, it pushes her to the margins where she chances upon a series of apparent strangers - from a homeless man squatting in an abandoned hotel, to a shut-in hermit afraid to leave his house, to a convenience store worker searching for love. The cat orbits Tokyo's denizens, drawing them ever closer.
This is a great book if you like Japan, Tokyo and Japanese writing style.It is funny, interesting and very well put together with stories that have a relationship with each other. Yes! there's a cat roaming around, but it's not the main character.
This book transports you back to Tokyo and discovers some of the places that foreigner rarely sees. For calico cat fans, Japan fans or for readers who enjoy good short stories, this book is totally for you. Come and give it a try You all are going to love it.
These characters, combined with the variations in writing, truly gives the novel life in such a way that brilliantly captures Tokyo
This book more about human nature, relationships life in the big city and the changing face of Japan itself. Magical, the cat suddenly the cat appear and disappear. happy reading
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