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The Guest Cat

Author: Takashi Hiraide; Eric Selland
Publisher: New York : New Directions Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Guest Cat is a subtly moving novel that conveys deeply felt ways of being. Two writers, a young couple, enjoy their quiet cottage in a leafy part of Tokyo: they work at home as freelance editors. One day a cat invites herself into their small kitchen. She is a beautiful creature. she leaves, but comes again, and then again and again. New, small joys, radiated by the fleeting loveliness of life, accompany the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Takashi Hiraide; Eric Selland
ISBN: 9780811221504 0811221504 9781447279402 1447279409
OCLC Number: 829988860
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland.
Notes: "A New Directions Paperback Original."
Awards: Japan's Kiyama Shohei Literary Award.
Description: 140 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Neko no Kyaku.
Responsibility: Takashi Hiraide ; translated by Eric Selland.


An international bestseller. A charming and wonderful novel about a cat that brings joy into a couple's life.  Read more...


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The Guest Cat is a rare treasure . . . beautiful and profound . . . whether you're a cat lover or not, don't pass this one up * NPR * This is a gentle, thoughtful and subtly profound work . . . It's Read more...

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