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The Travelling Cat Chronicles
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Hiro Arikawa Philip Gabriel
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Hiro Arikawa Philip Gabriel


9780857526335

Doubleday


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945);
Fiction in translation


Hardback

256 pages

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It's not the journey that counts, but who's at your side.

Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van. Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn't know why and Satoru won't say. Set against the backdrop of Japan's changing seasons and narrated with a rare gentleness and humour, Nana's story explores the wonder and thrill of life's unexpected detours. It is about the value of friendship and solitude, and knowing when to give and when to take.

This novel has already demonstrated its power to move thousands of readers with a message of kindness and truth. It shows, above all, how acts of love, both great and small, can transform our lives.

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By:   Hiro Arikawa
Translated by:   Philip Gabriel
Imprint:   Doubleday
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 204mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   312g
ISBN:   9780857526335
ISBN 10:   0857526332
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

HIRO ARIKAWA lives in Tokyo. A bestseller in Japan, THE TRAVELLING CAT CHRONICLES has become an unexpected international hit, and is due to be made into a live-action Japanese film.


Fleet, funny and tender... Arikawa clearly knows cats as well as any human can. * TIME * A book about kindness and love, and about how the smallest things can provide happiness * Stylist * Arikawa has a lightness of touch that elevates this to a tale about loyalty and friendship ... while speaking to our basic human need for companionship -- JOHN BOYNE * Irish Times * Prepare to have your heart strings tugged by this quirky tale . . . It's a deceptively gentle story that you won't need to be a cat lover to fall for. * Sunday Mirror * Sweet, sad and lovely, this is a roadtrip novel with a difference * Psychologies Magazine *

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