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The guest cat

The guest cat

Hiraide, Takashi, 1950- author

A couple in their 30s 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

Paperback, Book. English. General. Fiction in Translation. Fiction in translation.
Published London: Picador, 2014
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Statement of responsibility: Takashi Hiraide
ISBN: 1447279409, 9781447279402
Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Physical Description: 144 pages ; 20 cm
Subject: Tokyo (Japan) Fiction.