The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Paperback)
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The Travelling Cat Chronicles (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 02/11/2017
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It's not the journey that counts, but who's at your side.

Nana is on a road trip, but he is not sure where he is going. All that matters is that he can sit beside his beloved owner Satoru in the front seat of his silver van.

Satoru is keen to visit three old friends from his youth, though Nana doesn't know why and Satoru won't say. Set against the backdrop of Japan's changing seasons and narrated with a rare gentleness and striking humour, Nana's story explores the wonder and thrill of life's unexpected detours.

It is about the value of friendship and solitude, and knowing when to give and when to take. The Travelling Cat Chronicles has already demonstrated its power to move thousands of readers with a message of kindness and truth. It shows, above all, how acts of love, both great and small, can transform our lives.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857524195
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Anyone who has ever unashamedly loved an animal will read this book with gratitude, for its understanding of an emotion that ennobles us as human beings, whether we value it or not" - Lynne Truss, Guardian

"The Travelling Cat Chronicles is delightful. Like a tender feline companion the uniqueness of this book is its subtle yet persistent charm that insinuates itself into your heart long after the encounter has ended." - Fiona Melrose

"A book about kindness and love, and about how the smallest things can provide happiness" - Stylist 

"Prepare to have your heart strings tugged by this quirky tale . . . It's a deceptively gentle story that you won't need to be a cat lover to fall for." * Sunday Mirror *

"Sweet, sad and lovely, this is a roadtrip novel with a difference" * Psychologies Magazine *

"Heart-wrenching but uplifting" * Red Magazine *

"The Travelling Cat Chronicles is why I read books. This beautiful story has everything. It's funny, heart-warming, heart-breaking and kind." * Foreword Books *

"This is the book I am giving everyone . . . the book I am recommending to anyone buying something Japan-related or cat-related, and, quite possibly, the book I am placing in someone's hand when they ask me what my favourite book is. For a bookseller, that is the highest accolade a book can ever receive." -- Cat McMillan * Waterstones York, Bookseller *

"Stunningly beautiful. Tender, warm, sad and uplifting" * The Last Word Review *

"A beautiful travelogue" * Sydney Morning Herald

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Cat at York

“My new favourite book”

I am a huge cat-lover. I also love Japan, Murakami, books about road trips... so as you can see this book and I were a perfect match! Of course, there was always the possibility that it could hugely disappoint...

I... More

Hardback edition
7 similar books recommended
25th July 2017
Helpful? Upvote 60

“A little masterpiece”

The cat in this story begins as a nameless stray, willing to accept food from a kind-hearted human but happy living on the streets of a Japanese town. He permits himself to be taken in after an incident with a car... More

Hardback edition
29th October 2017
Helpful? Upvote 48

“A beautiful life-affirming story from Japan”

Like a warm cosy blanket on a cold winters night, The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa wraps itself around you and does not let you go until the very end. The international bestseller is so beautifully... More

Hardback edition
11th September 2017
Helpful? Upvote 41

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