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The Resource If cats disappeared from the world, Genki Kawamura ; translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland

If cats disappeared from the world, Genki Kawamura ; translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland

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If cats disappeared from the world
Title
If cats disappeared from the world
Statement of responsibility
Genki Kawamura ; translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Our narrator’s days are numbered. Estranged from his family, living alone with only his cat Cabbage for company, he was unprepared for the doctor’s diagnosis that he has only months to live. But before he can set about tackling his bucket list, the Devil appears with a special offer: in exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, he can have one extra day of life. And so begins a very bizarre week... Because how do you decide what makes life worth living? How do you separate out what you can do without from what you hold dear? In dealing with the Devil our narrator will take himself – and his beloved cat – to the brink
Member of
Summary
A postman, estranged from his family and living alone with his cat, receives the news that he has only months to live. Soon the Devil appears to make him an offer: In exchange for making one thing in the world disappear, our narrator will get one extra day of life. With each object that disappears the postman reflects on the life he’s lived, his joys and regrets, and the people he’s loved and lost, in his journey to discover what really matters most in life
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Character
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10766779
Cataloging source
YDX
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1979-
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Kawamura, Genki
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
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Selland, Eric
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True
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  • Loss
  • Loneliness
  • Terminally ill
  • Cats
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Devil
Target audience
adult
Label
If cats disappeared from the world, Genki Kawamura ; translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Japanese as Sekai kara neko ga kieta nera in 2012 by Magazine House
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063961506
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
201 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509889174
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1023535879
Label
If cats disappeared from the world, Genki Kawamura ; translated from the Japanese by Eric Selland
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Japanese as Sekai kara neko ga kieta nera in 2012 by Magazine House
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063961506
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
201 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781509889174
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1023535879

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