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The Resource The guest cat, Takashi Hiraide ; translated by Eric Selland

The guest cat, Takashi Hiraide ; translated by Eric Selland

Label
The guest cat
Title
The guest cat
Statement of responsibility
Takashi Hiraide ; translated by Eric Selland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
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
Summary
A couple in their 30s, living in a small rented cottage in a quiet part of Tokyo, no longer have much to say to each other until a cat invites itself into their home, bringing joy and promise, until something happens
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10248278
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hiraide, Takashi
Dewey number
895.635
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Selland, Eric
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True
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  • Cats
  • Married people
  • Authors
  • Japanese fiction
  • Tokyo (Japan)
Target audience
adult
Label
The guest cat, Takashi Hiraide ; translated by Eric Selland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Japanese
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053547655
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
140 p.
Isbn
9781447279402
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The guest cat, Takashi Hiraide ; translated by Eric Selland
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Japanese
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053547655
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
140 p.
Isbn
9781447279402
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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