The Goodbye Cat (Paperback)
  • The Goodbye Cat (Paperback)

The Goodbye Cat (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 12/10/2023
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From the author of the bestselling The Travelling Cat Chronicles comes a characteristically heartwarming feline fable follows seven adorable cats and the invaluable lessons they impart to their owners.

Against changing seasons in Japan, seven cats weave their way through their owners' lives ...

A needy kitten rescued from the recycling bin teaches a new father how to parent his own human baby; a colony of wild cats on a holiday island shows a young boy not to stand in nature's way; a family is perplexed by their cat's devotion to their charismatic but uncaring father; a woman curses how her cat constantly visits her at night; and an elderly cat, Kota, hatches a plan to pass into the next world as a spirit so that he and his owner may be together for ever.

Bursting with empathy and love, The Goodbye Cat explores the unstoppable cycle of life as we see how the steadiness and devotion of a well-loved cat never lets us down. A huge bestseller in Japan, every page is a joyous celebration of cats and how we cannot resist sharing our lives with them.

Includes seven beautiful cat-drawings.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857529138
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 222 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 19 mm


Full of warmth, wit and feline wisdom, this is a delight for all animal fans. But for cat lovers it’ll be sheer purr-fection - Daily Express

Arikawa’s writing is light and good-humored even when it deals with serious subjects like parenthood and death. - Asian Review of Books

Quirky and life-enhancing - THE TIMES, Biggest books for 2023

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“A great book for Cat lovers”

This is a wonderful book with multiple stories running through it that finally loop back in the end. The stories are delightful and a must for cat lovers. Once again a great book telling cat stories and a delightful... More

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“Solace for Cat Lovers”

Tender portrayals of the cycle of life, and the cats who embellish it. Arikawa’s sentimental narrative evokes feelings of familial love, contemplative thoughts and bursts of spontaneous wit. While cat lovers would... More

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Vivienne O'Regan

“A delightful collection of seven tales of Japanese cats and their humans”

My thanks to Random House U.K. Transworld Doubleday for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Goodbye Cat’ by Hiro Arikawa. It was translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.

The author is well known for her... More

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