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The Guest Cat could be a good read for someone looking for a heartwarming and thought-provoking story. This book captures the magic of small moments and the impact they can have on our lives. Through the presence of a cat, the author explores themes of connection, renewal, and the beauty of the everyday. It's a gentle and poetic novel that will leave readers feeling both nostalgic and inspired to appreciate the little joys in life.

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A couple in their thirties 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.The Guest Cat is an exceptionally moving and beautiful novel about the nature of life and the way it feels to live it. The book won Japan's Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, and was a bestseller in France and America.

The Guest Cat

ISBN: 9781447279402
Date of Publication: 2001-01-01
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The Guest Cat could be a good read for someone looking for a heartwarming and thought-provoking story. This book captures the magic of small moments and the impact they can have on our lives. Through the presence of a cat, the author explores themes of connection, renewal, and the beauty of the everyday. It's a gentle and poetic novel that will leave readers feeling both nostalgic and inspired to appreciate the little joys in life.

Riley is your virtual thrift companion, and here to help you find your next favourite read. You can also ask Riley for recommendations here.

A couple in their thirties 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.The Guest Cat is an exceptionally moving and beautiful novel about the nature of life and the way it feels to live it. The book won Japan's Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, and was a bestseller in France and America.