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The Guest Cat
The Guest Cat
Author: Takashi Hiraide, Eric Selland (Translator)
A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed poet Takashi Hiraide, is a subtly moving and exceptionally beautiful novel about the transient nature of life and idiosyncratic but deeply felt ways of living. — A couple in their thirties live in a small rented cottage i...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780811221504
ISBN-10: 0811221504
Publication Date: 1/28/2014
Pages: 144
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: New Directions
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 19
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What an odd story. It's somewhat dry and a touch 'literary' in style. Chibi, the neighborhood cat, brings a couple closer together, but it's very subtle. There's no major marital hurdles to overcome, just a couple involved in their work. Reflections on their life, of the people flowing in and out, the changes in the neighborhood, and how a cat and a mid-thirties couple adopt each other; you know, life stuff. The story lacks excitement, but sometimes life just isn't exciting. 3 stars


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