The perfect curl-up gift for cat-lovers
‘Compassionate and touching’ DAILY MAIL
‘Goes to show how cats will save us all’ Nick Bradley, author of The Cat and the City
‘Totally beguiling’ OBSERVER
On the outskirts of Tokyo, in a neighbourhood crossed by a commuter railway, local cats weave their way through the lives and homes of their owners as they navigate difficult times.
A cat named Chobi sends silent messages of courage to a young woman, willing her to end a faltering relationship; a gifted artist fatally misunderstands her boss’s enthusiasm for her paintings; a manga fan shuts herself away after the death of her friend, while her cat Cookie hatches a plan to persuade her outside; a woman who has dedicated her life to a distant husband learns a lesson in independence from her cat.
Against the urban backdrop of humming trains and private woes, SHE AND HER CAT explores the gentle magic of the everyday. Populated by both the friendly and the feral, it reveals – with heartstopping clarity and warmth – how even in our darkest moments, community and connection may lead us to a happier place.
***Includes four fabulous illustrations***
‘A beautiful, uplifting novel. As mesmerizing as it is strange’ SAINSBURY’S MAGAZINE
‘A gem, written with deep insight and finely attuned to the ways of cats and their humans. An absolute delight’ HAZEL PRIOR author of Call of the Penguins